Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Methodist Church


Highland Park Methodist Church (Dallas, TX)
 
Philip Baker at Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1231 (1954) in Highland Park Methodist Church (Dallas, TX)
 
Aeolian-Skinner organ, Op. 1231 (1954) in Highland Park Methodist Church (Dallas, TX)
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.
Contract Year:  1951
Install Year:   1954
Opus:           1231
   
No. manuals:    3
No. stops:      38
No. ranks:      43
No. pipes:      2,429
 
 
 
                GREAT ORGAN                          SWELL ORGAN
            16' Quintaten             61          8' Viole de Gambe        68
             8' Principal             61          8' Viole Celeste (TC)    56
             8' Bourdon               61          8' Rohrflöte             68
             4' Principal             61          4' Prestant              68
         2 2/3' Octave Quint          61          4' Flute Octaviante      68
             2' Super Octave          61        III  Plein Jeu            183
         IV-VI  Fourniture           282         16' Contre Hautbois       68
                Chimes                            8' Trompette             68
                                                  4' Clairon               68
                CHOIR ORGAN                          Tremulant
             8' Geigen Principal      68
             8' Cor de Nuit           68             PEDAL ORGAN
             8' Gemshorn              68         16' Principal             32
             8' Gemshorn Celeste (TC) 56         16' Bourdon               32
             4' Koppelflöte           68         16' Quintaten             GT
         2 2/3' Nazard                61         16' Gemshorn              12 CH
             2' Blockflöte            61          8' Principal             32
         1 3/5' Tierce                61          8' Flute                 12
           III  Cymbel               183          4' Choralbass            32
             8' Cromorne              68        III  Fourniture            96
                Tremulant                        16' Bombarde              32
                                                 16' Contre Hautbois       SW
                ANTIPHONAL ORGAN                  8' Trompette             12
                5 blank knobs                     4' Clarion               12
                                                     Chimes                GT
                                                     1 blank knob for future
                                                       Antiphonal Pedal
      

Source: Allen Kinzey

Photos 2-3 Source: via Jim Stettner

File Download: The Towers (March 25, 1954)

Notes: The church, one of the largest congregations in the denomination, is located adjacent to the campus of Southern Methodist University. The stop list was prepared by G. Donald Harrison and the organ installed in 1954. It was replaced by Austin IV/112 Op. 2558 in 1974. The organ is now located at Bethany United Methodist Church in Houston, Tex. The Austin was replaced in 2009 by 4/87 Dobson Op. 87.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://aeolianskinner.organsociety.org/Specs/Op01231.html