Photography by John and Kathleen DeMajo

2540 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
(Church was closed prior to Hurricane Katrina- Building was later sold to a private individual)
Third Presbyterian Church of New Orleans held its final service on Sunday August 1, 2004. After one-hundred fifty-seven years of service, and with eighteen members left in the congregation, a decision was made to discontinue services. The building sustained damage during Katrina and it was sold to a private party several years later.

The Third Presbyterian Church congregation roots stemmed from the early 1800's when a group of Christian workers established a Sabbath school in the City's Third District. Many of these workers were destined for Texas, but remained in New Orleans and settled here. In 1845, the school was moved to a home on Chartres Street, and then to 181 Esplanade Avenue. On March 7, 1847, after a sermon by Rev. William A. Scott, D.D., The Third Presbyterian Church of New Orleans was formed. The present building dates from 1924, and was built at a cost of $52,000.
The church's pipe organ dates to 1910 and is M. P. Moller Opus 1181. It was a donation from Andrew Carnegie. The organ's specifications are listed at the bottom of this page.


Bourdon 16 Open Diapason 8 Bourdon 16
Lieblich Gedeckt 16 Melodia 8 Lieblich Gedeckt 8
Flute 8 Dulciana 8 Salicional 8
Great to Pedal Open Diapason 4 Celeste 8
Great to Pedal 4 Principal 2 Principal 4
Swell to Pedal Blank Flute Traverse 4
Swell to Pedal 4 Chimes Quint 2-2/3
  Great 16 Flute 2
  Great 4 Oboe D'Orchestre 8
  Great Unison Off Blank
  Swell to Great 16 Tremolo
  Swell to Great Swell 16
  Swell to Great 4 Swell 4
    Swell Unison Off
  Presets: 4 Great, 4 Swell,  
  4 General pistons  
Information regarding OPUS and date of construction was kindly provided by Mr. James R. Stettner, president of Puget Sound Pipe Organs, Seattle Wa.
This organ was installed as a tubular pneumatic instrument. It was converted to electro-pneumatic action in the 1950's.

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