Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 542, 1907)

Location:

Gaston Avenue Baptist Church / Criswell Bible College
4010 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246 US
Old Sanctuary/Chapel/Library
Organ ID: 17680

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on September 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 23 ranks. 2 manuals. 22 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 22
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 18, 2015:

Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. -- The original Gaston Avenue Baptist Church was designed by noted architect, Charles William Bulger.

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

Database Manager on March 07, 2012:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- This building was the previous sanctuary for the church; it became the chapel when the then-6,500-member congregation built a new sanctuary in 1950 that received a 5/34 Wicks. The congregation later changed names and moved to a new campus, the Gaston avenue complex became Criswell Bible College. This room is now the college library.

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 III p. 153 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:

Original price: $4600--$1000 as a donation. Electric Motor

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: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-06-29

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-05-11

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-05-11

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-05-11

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-05-11

Stained Glass in Ceiling: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-05-11

Church Exterior: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-06-29

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard; image courtesy of T. Bradford Willis.

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s).

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