Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (1981)

Originally Henry Pilcher's Sons ()

Location:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Belton, TX US
Organ ID: 47461

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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
  • 2 manuals. 10 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 10
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 26, 2016:

Updated through online information from Larry Covington.
The organ was removed to Austin, TX and parted out. The church closed and the building was sold in 2010

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

Database Manager on December 08, 2010:

Identified through information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS: -- According to A History of St. Luke's Episcopal Church Belton, Texas 1860-1999 by Elizabeth Silverthorne: "Thanks to the alertness of Nan Russell, St. Luke's also acquired a long-wished for pipe organ. Aware of the need, Nan regularly combed the advertisements in the Texas Churchman. Finding a notice that Grace Church in Alvin had a pipe organ they were willing to give to some mission or small parish which would not otherwise be able to have one, she quickly became the first to call about it. Father Mack and Mary Bridges, St. Luke's organist, went to Alvin and reported that the organ presented a great opportunity. Len Albertson drove a rental truck to south Texas, and brought the dismantled organ and pipes back to Belton. Building supports for the organ and putting it together was slow, intricate process. The work was done mostly by volunteers including the rector, John Bloomer, Len Albertson, David Renshaw, Tim Kidder (director of St. Luke's "Occasional Choir"), Mary Bridges and Annette Seaman. Guests from Grace Church in Alvin attended the dedication of the organ in January of 1981. The evening before there was a demonstration workshop, and the following morning the dedication service was part of a ten o'clock Eucharist. St. Luke's donated its old organ to St. Matthias', a struggling young mission church in Waco."

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

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