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 Nov. 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 father and brothers, 1924, western field manager, 1928; formed Kilgen Associates, 1939.

    Sources:

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