The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. James R.C. Church
1826 Edenside Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40204

OHS Database ID 16915.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 30, 2016.


Technical Details

Three manuals.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed.

Notes

  • Identified through information in Volume VIII p. 68 of the Pilcher factory ledger and the list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $5000 Rebuild (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Sue Hankla. (Database Manager. March 4, 2015)
  • Updated through online information from John Igoe.
    In Bynum Petty's book, this organ is identified with opus number 1543.5. (Database Manager. January 30, 2016)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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Photographs

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-12-30
Sanctuary interior to rear and organ case. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-12-30
Church exterior. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-12-30
Facade pipes. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2010-12-30

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Stoplist

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  • typed stoplist. Source: from Louisville Chapter AGO website
    Louisville, Kentucky
    St. James Roman Catholic Church
    
    Henry Pilcher's Sons   Opus 1543.5   1931   3 manuals, 31 stops
    Revised by others      Stoplist as of 2017
    ___________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN                  SWELL ORGAN
         16' (missing pipes)           8' Geigen Principal
          8' Violin Diapason           8' Salicional
          8' Viola de Gamba            8' Vox Celeste
          8' Doppel Flute              8' Stopped Diapason
          4' Principal                 4' Violina
          4' Harmonic Flute            4' Wald Flute
      2 2/3' Twelfth                   2' Fifteenth
          2' Fifteenth                    Sesquialtera II
      1 1/3' Mixture [IV?]             8' Fagott
          8' Trumpet                   4' Schalmei
    
             CHOIR ORGAN                  PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Melodia                  16' Open Wood
          8' Dolce                    16' Subbass
          8' Aeoline Celeste          16' Bourdon
          4' Flute                     8' Cello
          2' Piccolo                   8' Principal
          8' Clarinet                  4' Principal (ext)
                                       2' Principal (ext)
  • Click Here typed stoplist. Source: from Louisville Chapter AGO website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.