Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1264, 1925)

Location:

First Methodist Episcopal Church
Athens, AL US
Organ ID: 16108

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been altered with the introduction of a digital/computer memory system.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 manuals. 21 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 21
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 22, 2013:

Updated through online information from Randy Terry. -- The two flute ranks 8 and 4 in the great are from the Pilcher, as is the pedal Bourdon mentioned on the organ's OHS page. In addition, the old echo was retained, but re-piped using existing ranks. Melodia, Salicional, and a 4' Harmonic Flute.

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

Database Manager on May 05, 2005:

Replaced by a Reuter in the 1970s, re-using some of the Pilcher ranks: Pedal Bourdon, two flutes.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 2005:

Identified through information in Volume VI p. 194 of the Pilcher factory ledger and a list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. 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 06, 2005:

Original price: $9850 (Price from the index to Vol. VI, not from the body of the ledger.)

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

Organ Facade and Women's College Choir: Photo in private collection, courtesy of Reg Hulsey (late 1930s).

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