Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1389, 1927)

Location:

Polk Street Methodist Episcopal Church
1401 Polk Street
Amarillo, TX 79101 US
Organ ID: 17628

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
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. 35 stops.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 35
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 19, 2016:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall.
The organ was rebuilt in 2005 by Ivan Morel & Associates: New four manual console, chests replaced, all but five ranks of pipes retained, but some moved to other divisions. (Source: Norman Goad, service technician)

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

Database Manager on September 22, 2015:

Updated through online information from Paul Gleiser.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Identified through information in Vol VII p. 52 of the Pilcher factory ledgers and a 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:

Ledger index says reeds voiced by Syl Kohler

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:

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1930).

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