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T.R. Rench & Co. (1988)

Originally Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 1024, 1952)

Location:

First Baptist Church
401 West Morris Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403 US
Organ ID: 20834

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
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
  • 25 ranks. 1,731 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 16, 2014:

Updated through online information from Chuck Effler. -- Information obtained by inspection of the console. This instrument was installed in 1952 in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Hammond and rebuilt by T.R. Rench & Co. in 1988.

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

Database Manager on November 24, 2005:

Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console June 6, 2014; number of pipes for each stop taken from this database for this organ's first installa
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Building Exterior: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Chancel, Facade Pipes, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Great/Choir Pipe Chamber and Exposed Pedal 16' Bourdon: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Swell Pipe Chamber - Pedal 16' Exposed Pipework: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Console: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Swell pipework: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Swell Chest with Opus Number Stamp: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Chimes (in Swell, playable from Great): Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Great/Choir Pipework: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Great/Choir Pipework: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Great/Choir Pipework: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

Rebuilder's Nameplate: Photograph by Chuck Effler. Taken on 2014-06-06

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