The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Forrest Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64112__

Sanctuary Location

OHS Database ID 8451.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 238, 1998-10-18.

Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 15, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 53 stops. 46 ranks.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room.

Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • Status Note: There 1999 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Cost $11,000. With echo. 2629 pipes. Installed by Charles A. Ryder of the Steere Co. Poor condition as of 1990. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Charles D. Wilson. (Database Manager. March 5, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from David Lewis. (Database Manager. August 8, 2009)
  • Updated by T. Daniel Hancock, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Michael Quimby.

    Church was closed, and pipework for the Pedal 16' Trombone and entire Great organ, except for 8' and 4' flutes, was stolen by vandals. The Swell and Choir were removed by Quimby Pipe Organs. The console was destroyed by rain water, because the skylight above had been broken. The original windchests were membrane chests. (Stephen Hall. February 15, 2019)

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    First Church of Christ, Scientist, Kansas City, MO
    1910 J. W. Steere & Son
    (Stoplist: 1998 program)
    16' Diapason
    8' First Diapason
    8' Second Diapason
    8' Gemshorn
    8' Gross Flute
    8' Gambe
    4' Octave
    4' Hohl Flute
    2' Super Octave
    8' Trumpet
    Cathedral Chimes
    16' Bourdon
    8' Diapason
    8' Stopped Flute
    8' Salicional
    8' Viol D'Orchestre
    8' Vox Celestis
    4' Harmonic Flute
    4' Violina
    2' Flautino
    III Solo Mixture
    16' Contra Posaune
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    Trembloe [sic]
    16' Contro Viol [sic]
    8' Geigen Diapason
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Quintadena
    8' Dulciana
    8' Unda Maris
    4' Flute D'amour
    4' Fugara
    2' Piccolo
    8' Clarinet
    8' Fern Floete
    8' Muted Viol
    8' Viol Celeste
    4' Rohr Flute
    8' Vox Humana
    32' Resultant Bass
    16' Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    16' Violone
    16' Contra Viol
    16' Leiblich Gedeckt [sic]
    8' Octave
    8' Flute
    8' Violon Cello
    16' Trombone
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.