The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St Paul's U.C.C.
5323 W Margaret St.
Monee, Illinois 60449

OHS Database ID 64136.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 16, 2019.


Technical Details

Two manuals. 11 ranks.

Notes

  • This entry describes alterations to an existing organ.
    Identified by James R. Stettner, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Kilgen Kilgen. . James R. Stettner also gave this as a source of information: This console was listed for sale on Facebook 'Pipe Organ Garage Sale'. After seeing the Facebook console listing, I contacted the church and entered into correspondence with a member who will be providing photos for the Database. A stoplist has also been extracted from the console and chamber photos..
    This was the addition of a new 4'/2' Principal unit on the Swell, replacing the original unified 2-2/3' Nasard and 2' Flautino. The Pedal 8' Bass Flute was also rewired as a 4' Principal. (Database Manager. February 16, 2019)

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Photographs

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Added 4'/2' Principal above main chest. From the parish Facebook page - used with permission, courtesy of Christina Holston 2015-06-05
Console: manuals and stop controls. Photograph by Christina Holston 2018-09-24

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist taken from photos of the console and pipework
    Monee, Illinois
    St Paul's U.C.C.
    
    Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc., Opus 4715, 1931
    Unknown Builder, Date Unknown, Tonal Addition & Changes
    
    
    GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS
       8'     Diapason                  61          Swell 8                  [to Pedal]
       8'     Melodia                   61 ♣        Great 8                  [to Pedal]
       8'     Dulciana                  61
       4'     Wald Floete               12 ♣        Swell 16                 [to Great]
       8      Trumpet                   61          Swell 8                  [to Great]
              Chimes    (A22 - f42)    (21)         Swell 4                  [to Great]
    
       Unison Off
       Great 4                                   FINGER PISTONS
                                                    Swell & Pedal                 1 – 4
                                                    Great & Pedal                 1 – 4
    SWELL (Expressive)
       8'     Open Diapason             73          
       8'     Stopped Diapason          61 ▲     TOE LEVERS       
       8'     Echo Salicional           61          Great Rev   [Gt. to Ped.]     (rev)
       8'     Voix Celeste        (tc)  49
       4'     Principal                 61 ○
       4'     Flute d'Amour             12 ▲     PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       2'     Principal                 12 ○        Expression                   (bal.)        
       8      Cor d'Amour               73          Crescendo                    (bal.)
              Tremolo
    
       Swell 16
       Unison Off                                ACTION: E-P primary (pitman) & unit
       Swell 4
                                                 VOICES: 11
    
    PEDAL (Expressive)                           STOPS: 18; inc. chimes
       16'    Bourdon                   32
       16'    Lieblich Gedeckt    (Sw)  12 ▲     RANKS: 11 
       8'     Flauto Dolce        (Sw)  –- ▲ 
       4'     Principal           (Sw)  –- ○     PIPES: 702
    
    
    NOTES
    The Kilgen was installed in a chamber on the front, left side of the sanctuary
    with the console placed directly in front of the grille and the organist facing
    the congregation. Access to the chamber was through a door in the chancel.
    
    At an unknown time, a 4'/2' Principal unit was added to the Swell – replacing the
    original unified 2-2/3' Nasard and 2' Flautino.
    
    In June 2015, the church elected to replace their Kilgen pipe organ with an
    appliance. The pipes were crated and taken by an unnamed person or firm for reuse.
    The console was stored in a garage for several years, and listed for sale on
    Facebook 'Pipe Organ Garage Sale' in September 2018. It's subsequent disposition
    is unknown. The other components like windchests, regulators, expression shutters,
    etc. were presumably consigned to the dump.
    
    
    Sources: Kilgen opus list; photos by Christina Holston of the Monee Historical
             Society.
    
    
    St. Paul's UCC
    5323 W. Margaret St.
    Monee, IL. 60449  
    (708) 534-8471                               Documented: September 2018
    
    		
  • Click Here Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist taken from photos of the console and pipework Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.