Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1111, 1922)

Location:

First Baptist Church
Shreveport, LA US
Organ ID: 17111

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 17, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 34 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 33 stops. 44 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 17, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 44
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on September 17, 2019.
Database Manager on September 17, 2019:

The congregation moved to a suburban location and in 1963 James and Nora Williams installed a new organ that was gradually enlarged to 80-ranks.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 18, 2019.

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Identified through information in Volume V of the Pilcher factory ledger and the list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Original price: $21,160. William Pilcher's list says 4m. With Echo. Photo Archives 4124 (& neg.)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from the factory ledger via the OHS Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on September 18, 2019.
Pilcher Organs: Open In New Tab Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt
Document created on 2005-04-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1920s).