The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
Fisher and Main
Springfield, Ohio

OHS Database ID 60139.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 15, 2017.
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Technical Details

Two manuals. 20 stops.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
    Identified by J. A. Hefner, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.springfieldcovenant.org/litesite.cfm?id=200 and http://www.baltimoreago.org/documents/Pomplitz-Organ-List.pdf.
    Although built in 1848, First Presbyterian did not have an organ until a cabinet organ was purchased in 1855, and it was transported many places for events. The Pomplitz pipe organ was installed in 1868, though the church was replaced in 1920 by Covenant Presbyterian, and the First Presbyterian building no longer stands. (Database Manager. May 5, 2017)
  • Updated by J. A. Hefner, naming this as the source of information: "Year Book of the First Presbyterian Church" (1915).

    According to the 1915 church yearbook (containing handwritten notes up to 1921), Emma Timmerman [wife of George W.] was organist at the time; she also had to deal with failing Felgemaker opus 433 at High Str Methodist. The cost of maintaining the Pomplitz organ was $50 throughout 1914. (Steven E. Lawson. July 14, 2017)
  • Updated by J. A. Hefner

    http://www.springfieldcovenant.org/page_to_print.cfm/about
    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/local/springfield-then-now-first-presbyterian-church/qsehSlS0nL5A4WltBGNrCK/

    In 1866-68, the congregation spent $30,000 on interior and exterior renovation, including an upstairs organ loft.

    According to the Springfield News-Sun, the 1920 merged congregation [Covenant Presbyterian, formed from First and Second Presbyterian] remained at the Fisher & Main church until Covenant's Limestone & North building was complete in 1927 [First Presbyterian's cornerstone was laid as Covenant's cornerstone on 3 June 1926].
    Neither First nor Second Presbyterian's buildings exist today. (Database Manager. July 14, 2017)
  • Updated by J. A. Hefner, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.baltimoreago.org/documents/Pomplitz-Organ-List.pdf.

    The Pomplitz list states this organ had 2 manuals, 20 stops, and "walnut case in Byzantine style". (Database Manager. July 15, 2017)

Online Documents

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Archival photo from 1915 church yearbook compilation. Archival photo from 1915, courtesy of J. A. Hefner

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Stoplist

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