The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
1100 Austin Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701

OHS Database ID 47001.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2016-06-21.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the rebuilding of the existing Pilcher/Geisler organ with a new facade to hold more speaking pipes. The project was done in two phases. The first was completed in December, 1990. The Session authorized a contract in mid—1991 for the balance of the proposal. The work was completed in May, 1992, and the rebuilt organ was dedicated in morning worship on Sunday, September 20, 1992. (Database Manager. 2010-07-10)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis. -- On May 23, 2015, a senior recital was presented by Becky Fisher who was assisted by Laura Fisher and Jacob Fisher. The church's Range organ was in good condition for the recital. (Database Manager. 2015-05-31)
  • Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. -- Range installed a different console in 1999 to replace the previous Reuter console installed in 1961 by Geisler. (Database Manager. 2015-07-25)

Online Documents

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Related Database Entries

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Photographs

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Church Exterior. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-05-23
Console. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-05-23
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2015-05-23
Organ Company Employee's Signatures. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Chamber Entry and Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Pipework. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-06-04
Chancel and Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-07-23
Left Antiphonal Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-07-23
Right Antiphonal Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-07-23
Balcony Stained Glass Windows. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-07-23
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-08-11
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-08-11
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-08-11
. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-08-22
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-08-22
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-08-22
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-08-22
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis 2016-08-22
Watercolor Painting of Organ Case. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis; image from the Church Archives

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Stoplist

We would very much like to have a stoplist of this organ to display on this page. If you have the information to provide one, please use one of these links to send it to us: