The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
100 E. Adams
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122


OHS Database ID 10939.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 5, 2013.

Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 42 stops. 52 registers. 46 ranks. 2787 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 2003. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • "Church previously had a c. 1910 Geo. Kilgen & Son, and a 1929 Pilcher, Op. 1491, 2-30st." (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. March 1, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Bill Stein. (Database Manager. March 17, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Casavant Opus 3898 was installed in 2012, unknown if any of the Wicks components were reused. (Database Manager. December 12, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the church's website, "In August, 2012 volunteers from the church removed the grill work at the entrance to the organ chambers in the chancel in preparation for the removal of our current Wicks Pipe Organ. The Wicks Organ Company of Highland, IL removed the current instrument and are preparing it for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Apia, Samoa. The church is donating the pipe organ to Wicks, who in turn will donate it to the cathedral in Samoa. On August 27, the Wicks company, along with many volunteers from the church, carried the (over) 2,700 pipes out of the sanctuary." (Database Manager. July 5, 2013)
  • Organ cost $45,746 (Steven E. Lawson. August 1, 2017)

Online Documents

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  • Factory Contract. Factory Contract (Sept. 28, 1955). Author: Wicks Organ Company Source: Typed 8.5 x 11. Document Date. September 28, 1955.

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Church interior and chancel. Postcard from collection of Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14
Chancel, choir and organ grillwork. Vintage postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin (ca. 1955)
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1990-05-14

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  • Stoplist from The Diapason August 1958 and visit May 14, 1990
           First Presbyterian Church
           Kirkwood, Missouri
           Wicks   Op. 3658   1955   4/46
           GREAT                         SWELL
       16' Quintaten 61              16' Flute Conique 61
        8' Diapason 61                8' Geigen Diapason 61
        8' Bourdon 61                 8' Rohrflöte 61
        8' Gemshorn 61                8' Viole de Gambe 61
        4' Octave 61                  8' Gamba Celeste 49
    2 2/3' Quinte 61                  8' Flauto Dolce 12
        2' Super Octave 61            8' Flute Celeste 49
      III  Fourniture 183             4' Prestant 61
           Tremolo                    4' Flute Harmonic 61
           Sub                    2 2/3' Twelfth 61
           Unison Off                 2' Flautino 61
           Super                    III  Plein Jeu 183
           Chimes 21                 16' Fagot 61
        8' Bombarde CH                8' Trompette 61
                                      8' Oboe 61
           CHOIR                      4' Rohrschalmei 61
        8' Viola Pomposa 61              Tremolo
        8' Gedeckt 61                    Sub
        8' Dolcan 61                     Unison Off
        8' Dolcan Celeste 49             Super
        4' Nachthorn 61
    2 2/3' Nazard 61                     PEDAL
        2' Blockflöte 61             16' Contre Bass 32
    1 3/5' Tierce 61                 16' Bourdon 32
        8' Clarinet 61               16' Violone 12 CH
        8' English Horn 61           16' Quintaten GT
           Tremolo                   16' Flute Conique SW
        8' Bombarde 61           10 2/3' Violone --
           Sub                        8' Octave 32
           Unison Off                 8' Bourdon 12
           Super                      8' Quintaten GT
                                      8' Flute Conique SW
           ANTIPHONAL             5 1/3' Octave Quint 32
        8' Viola 61                   4' Octave 12
        8' Gedeckt 61                 4' Bourdon 12
        4' Principal 61               4' Flute Conique SW
        4' Spitzflöte 61             16' Bombarde 12 CH
           Tremolo                   16' Fagot SW
           Sub                        8' Bombarde CH
           Unison Off                 8' Fagot SW
           Super                      8' Oboe SW
           Chimes GT                  4' Bombarde CH
        8' Bombarde CH                   Chimes GT
    [Received on line from Jeff Scofield March 01, 2010.]
  • Click Here Stoplist from The Diapason August 1958 and visit May 14, 1990 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.