The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3282

Builder Identification

St. Louis, Missouri, 1924-1939.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox¬†(Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Born November, 1891 in St. Louis, Missouri; son of Charles C. Kilgen, Sr., brother of Alfred G., Eugene R., Henry C., Jean, Rudolph F., and Charles C. Kilgen, Jr., father of George J. Kilgen, Jr..

    Partner in George Kilgen & Son of St. Louis, Missouri with his father and brothers, 1924, western field manager, 1928; formed Kilgen Associates, 1939.


    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 182.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • See main entry: Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by George J. Kilgen, Sr.

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Builder Nameplate and Wind/Current indicator light. Photograph by Joshua Carey