First Presbyterian Church
223 West Broadway St.
Ardmore, OK 73401 US
Organ ID: 27578
Updated through online information from Jeffrey Schleff.
An 8 foot Tuba recently was added to the organ's Positive Division
Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.
Updated through online information from Jerry Bell.
Updated through online information from John Dill. -- In the last twenty years this instrument has been plagued with water damage, bees, wasps, one squirrel, and extreme low humidity in the Winter. The Choir bellows was replaced and moved to the opposite side of the chamber since there was a chronic water leak that destroyed the original. Condensation from the air-conditioning destroyed the original bellows that was fed by the original blower from the original Kilgen organ and also had to be replaced, the blower was retained. The Choir division has had numerous ciphers repaired and pallets replaced due to water damage. The instrument is now at peace and all seems to be working well. All the original water leaks have been addressed, be it with a few extreme solutions, and humidifiers have been placed inside the organ chambers to prevent the humidity from ever dropping below 40/50%. In 2005 Ardmore had record low humidity bleow 6% and when the heat came on in the church one toe board in the Great cracked at least 12 inches. The instrument was very well built and is now in good playing order. In 2000 when the organ was ten, a Zymbelstern was added. This instrument also has the original "Harp" from the previous organ. No alterations or additions to the stop list have been made with the exception of the Zymbelstern.
Identified by Jeff Scofield through information in Möller factory documents.
Sanctuary interior with organ in front: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-06-18