When First Presbyterian Church was housed in a small wooden church building in 1931, there was no organ at all. In fact, instruments were considered by some to only "cater to the wishes of the devil." By 1848,the church had installed one of the best organs of the time. By the 1860' s' the organ was worn out, and for awhile the congregation and the choir sang with no accompaniment. During a period of dissension in the 1870' s' a large parlor organ was brought into the church, and according to a news report at the time, "certain low-bred & evil-disposed persons did break into the church at night and did remove and secrete said organ." However, it was soon returned and was in use for another 12 years.
SKINNER PIPE ORGAN