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Charles Kilgen & Son View Extant Instruments View Instruments


St. Louis, Missouri, 1939. (as Kilgen Associates, 1939-1943).
Classification: Builder

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August 29, 2015:

See also: Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (original company formed by George Kilgen, father of Charles and Eugene)
and: E. R. Kilgen Organ Co. (Rival company formed by Eugene Kilgen, younger brother of Charles)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

One of the two rival "Kilgen" firms formed after the liquidation of the George Kilgen & Son firm of St. Louis, Missouri, 1939; renamed Kilgen Associates after a few months; bankrupt, 1943.

Staff: Hilary Burke; Royal C. Coburn; Joseph Hoeddinghaus; Emil Holreiter; Edward Holz; Alfred G. Kilgen; George J. Kilgen; Ernest Kuhn; Michael Marion; Norman C. Murrie; Max Runge; Jack Schatzman; Valentin Schneider; C. Albert Scholin; Anthony Spevere; Otto Theurer; Will Theurer; Leo Thomure.
(See also listing under Kilgen Associates)


  • The Diapason, October 1939, 8.
  • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 182.


We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 4 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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