Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1215, 1924)

Location:

First Baptist Church
125 W. Church Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 US
Hobson Auditorium (Old sanctuary)
Organ ID: 4501

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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 not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on November 28, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 42 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 42 stops. 51 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 42
  • Registers: 51
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 28, 2022.
Database Manager on October 06, 2017:

Updated by Taylor Phillips, who gave this as the source of the information: Attended wedding at the church.

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

Database Manager on August 31, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The organ was replaced by a 3-manual Saville electronic in 1960.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Only chests remained (c. 1960?). Price was $20,000 plus old organ. Echo division played from Choir. [This church is also listed for Pilchers, Op. 463 in 1904 (2m, 29rk) electric action.] 3 Electronics since. New building in 1994 with 5m. Allen electronic.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From THE DIAPASON January 1924: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 28, 2022.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON January 1924: Open In New Tab Stoplist and description
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on November 28, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Ebyabe. Taken on 2011-06-01

Chancel from Gallery: Photograph by Taylor S. Phillips. Taken on 2017-09-30

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