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First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

OHS Database ID 6412.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 147.

Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 12, 2017.

Technical Details

Tubular pneumatic key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 34 stops. 39 ranks. 2114 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • The original builder was Frank Roosevelt (1888, Opus382). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1998. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Built for Grace Methodist, Denver. Removed in 1958 and moved here in 1960 by Fred Meunier assisted by church volunteers. [Not built for St. Paul's Methodist, S. 14th St. & 13th Ave. as often reported.] Tracker pneumatic action to Ventil chests. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Karen Tobo. (Database Manager. April 29, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Russ Nyland. -- "Restoration began in February of 2013." (Database Manager. March 25, 2014)
  • This organ was Roosevelt's "Style Fifty-Four" specification. (Database Manager. January 29, 2016)
  • For many years the organ was hidden from view by a screen. (Database Manager. Unknown)
  • Updated by Benjamin Schreckengost, who maintains the organ.

    Restoration by Morel & Associates completed Fall of 2015. (Steven E. Lawson. August 12, 2017)

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Keydesk and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1997-05-04
Levers and Pedalboard. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1997-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 1997-05-04

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  • Specification from church web site
    Boulder, Colorado
    First United Methodist Church
    Frank Roosevelt   Opus 382   1888                3 manuals, 34 stops, 39 ranks
    Built for Grace Methodist Church, Denver, Colorado
    Moved by Fred H. Meunier Co. and volunteers in 1960
             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
         16' Double Open Diapason  58            16' Bourdon (split knob)  58
          8' Open Diapason         58             8' Open Diapason         58
          8' Gemshorn              58 *           8' Spitz Flöte           58
          8' Viola di Gamba        58 *           8' Salicional            58
          8' Doppel Flöte          58 *           8' Stopped Diapason      58
          4' Octave                58 *           4' Octave                58
          4' Flute Harmonique      58 *           4' Hohl Flöte            58
      2 2/3' Octave Quint          58 *           2' Flageolet             58
          2' Super Octave          58 *              Cornet 3 ranks       174
             Mixture 3 & 4 ranks  196 *           8' Cornopean             58
          8' Trumpet               58 *           8' Oboe                  58
            *included in Choir swell-box
                                                     PEDAL ORGAN
             CHOIR ORGAN                         16' Open Diapason         30
          8' Geigen Principal      58            16' Bourdon               30
          8' Dolce                 58        10 2/3' Quint                 30
          8' Concert Flute         58             8' Violoncello           30
          8' Quintadena            58
          4' Fugara                58                MECHANICAL ACCESSORIES
          4' Flute d'Amour         58                Swell Tremulant
          2' Piccolo Harmonique    58                Choir Tremulant
          8' Clarinet              58                Bellows Signal
                                                     Eclipse Wind Indicator
             Swell to Great                          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
             Swell to Great Octaves                  3 Swell Adj. Combinations
             Choir to Great                          3 Great Adj. Combinations
             Swell to Choir                          2 Choir Adj. Combinations
             Swell to Pedal                          Full Organ
             Great to Pedal                          Pedal Ventil
             Choir to Pedal                          Great to Pedal Reversible
                                                     Balanced Swell Pedal
                                                     Balanced Choir Pedal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-01-29]
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