The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John Cantius R.C. Church
825 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, Illinois

OHS Database ID 8613.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been destroyed and is no longer extant.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 16, 2012.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 48 stops. 38 ranks.


  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • [Ledger also shows Kilgen Job #3932 c. 1927. One is probably the Op. no. and the other work on an existing instrument.]. Being rebuilt c. 1996 by Daniel Bogue with direct-electric action, new 3m. stop--tab console. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Kristina Powers. -- The Kilgen has been scrapped and is being replaced with Casavant Opus 1130 from the closed St. James Methodist Church in Hyde Park. The Casavant is currently being restored and is expected to be fully installed in Summer 2013. (Database Manager. February 15, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Kristina Powers. -- Cantius website states the Kilgen was built in 1907, fell into disrepair into the 70's and 80's. (Database Manager. February 16, 2012)

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Sanctuary interior to rear and organ. Photograph by Stephen Schnurr 2011-02-27

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