From church website: "In early 1931, the Hinners Organ Company of Pekin, Illinois, offered Father Hoes a “two manual” instrument having a total of 433 full scale pipe ... really a fine organ, having been used only about 14 years. Father Hoes acquired this splendid used organ for $1,650, less a 5-percent cash discount. The organ is still in use today, having been rebuilt in the 1960's."
Updated through online information from Dan Talbot.
Identified through online information from Dan Talbot. -- [New instrument using Hinners pipework in original case - Ed.] Last time I was in New Roads fixing a problem, the orignal HINNERS name plate was found inside the console. It has been put back on the organ. ALL of the original pipework is still present in the instrument, though new pipework was installed when stops were brought from only a 8' stop, but now made to play at 8, 4 and 2. The church is a vibrant church, with many weddings and funerals. The organ is used for all services and rehearsals. The organist always said the organ had very heavy action when it was a tracker. There was a coupler from the Swell to Great, and was also a Great OCTAVE [4'] coupler on the original tracker. The console is a Reisner console from the mid 1970's. The organ receives regular maintenance. Next time I'm in New Roads playing for a wedding, I will be sure to copy down the stop list. I'm sure the organist there remembers the original stoplist when it was a tracker. They are presently wanting to add a Trumpet to the instrument. The organ sounds great in the building that has wonderful acoustics!