Milnar Organ 





Second Baptist Church

 Hopkinsville, KY

Project Completed  1991


     Second Baptist has 31 Rank Reuter pipe organ. It was origionally installed in 1960 in the auditorium of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. It was removed during renovation of that auditorium, and lay dismantled in several storage areas of the university for several years. In 1989 the Music Committee of Second Baptist Church received permission from the church to study and return recommendations regarding the church organ. It was found to be impractical to enlarge the electric organ, so an organ committee was formed to raise funds for and to select a new instrument. The committee discovered that a rebuilt older pipe organ may be found.

     Through our firm, we located a used Reuter Organ that may serve the church well. It was purchased by sealed bid, and was trucked to our firm in July 1990. By the time restorations and installation was completed in November of the next year, most of the cost of the project had been raised through donations. Visually and tonally the installation is very successful, and many of the pipes on display have been restored from damaged condition. Its sound and appearance contribute to and are enhanced by the improved acoustics and fresh decor in the newly renovated sanctuary.


Reuter Organ Co.

Renovations by Milnar Organ Co. - 1991
31 ranks
3 manual drawknob console


Great (Manual II) - 61 notes
Principal 8’
Bourdon 8’
Octave 4’

Spillflöte 4’
Super Octave 2’
Fourniture III
Chimes (prep.)
Swell (Manual III) - 61 notes
Rohrflöte 16’
Rohrflöte 8’
Viole de Gambe 8’
Viole Celeste 8’ (tc)
Principal 4’
Flauto Traverso 4’

Octavin 2’
Plein Jeu III
Fagotto 16’
Trompette 8’
Fagotto 8’
Clarion 4’
Choir (Manual I) - 61 notes  
Gedeckt 8’
Gemshorn 8’
Gemshorn Celeste (tc)
Nachthorn 4’


Nasard 2 2/3’
Blockflöte 2’
Tierce 1 3/5’
Clarinet 8’
Pedal - 32 notes
Principal 16’
Bourdon 16’
Rohrflötenbass 16’
Rohrquinte 10 2/3’
Octave 8’
Bourdon 8’
Rohrflöte 8’


Twelfth 5 1/3’
Super Octave 4’
Bourdon 4’
Bombarde 16’
Fagotto 16’
Bombarde 8’
Fagotto 8’
Bombarde 4’

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