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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 2224, 2004)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
102 N. 2nd Street
Temple, TX 76501 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 22068

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 28, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 34 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 51 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 28, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 51
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 28, 2018.
Database Manager on September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS. -- The church has an historical marker from the Texas Historical Commission:

The Rev. E. R. Barcus served as the first pastor of the congregation, organized in 1882, one year after the city of Temple was founded. The original structure on this site was destroyed by fire in 1911.

The present Romanesque Revival building was finished three years later. Architects were Sanguinet & Staats of Fort Worth. For many years civic meetings and school functions were conducted in the sanctuary, the largest in the area. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979

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

Database Manager on August 30, 2015:

Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 28, 2018.

Database Manager on June 07, 2010:

Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The organ chambers are located above the choir loft.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 28, 2018.

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 from Reuter promotional material
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Console, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph courtesy of the Reuter Organ Company. Taken on 2004-11-25

Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-08-25

Church Exterior: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-08-25

Church Exterior: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-08-25

Left Drawknobs (Pedal and Swell): Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-08-25

Right Drawknobs (Great and Choir): Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-08-25

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2015-08-25

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