The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Chattanooga, Tennessee

OHS Database ID 17545.

Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 3, 2020.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 15 stops. 16 registers. 15 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Identified through information in Volume VIII p. 99 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. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $2700. Rebuild of 1887 John Brown from Griffin, GA - possibly the 1917 John Brown from St. George's Episcopal or the 1885 John Brown rebuild of the 1866 Odell at the Methodist Church in Griffin; new console. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • The congregation moved to a suburban location in 1959 without the organ. (Jeff Scofield. February 17, 2020)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the OHS Archives
       Chattanooga, Tennessee
       First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
       John Brown             1887
       Pilcher     Op. 1767   1934   2/15
       GREAT                   SWELL                      PEDAL
    8' Open Diapason  61    8' Violin Diapason  73    16' Bourdon  30
    8' Melodia        61    8' Stopped Diapason 73    16' Dulciana 30
    8' Dolce          61    8' Salicional       73     8' Dolce    12
    4' Octave         61    8' Vox Celeste      61
    4' Flute Harmonic 61    8' Aeoline          73
       Sub                  4' Flute            73
       Super                2' Piccolo          61
       Chimes         20    8' Oboe             73
                               Unison Off
                               Harp Celesta   prep
              [Received from Jeff Scofield February 17, 2020]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the OHS Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.