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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1901)

Location:

Wiley Memorial Methodist Church / St. Mark's Methodist / Bethlehem-Wiley UMC
500 Lookout St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 2699

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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 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
  • 11 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 11 registers.
All:
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 19, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Church renamed Bethlehem-Wiley United Methodist Church; the church website history page says that the organ was purchased in 1901.

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

Database Manager on May 16, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- Now known as Bethlehem-Wiley United Methodist Church.

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

Database Manager on April 30, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on February 21, 2005:

Unplayable by 2004. The church is using a Hammond. In a building built after an 1887 arson fire. Information from the Tennessee Historical Society 1998 and the web page of the Chattanooga Chapter AGO.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

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 <i> Extant Historic Organs in Tennessee</i> compiled by John Brock 1992
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1998-02-02

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-02-02

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1989-02-02

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