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Kilgen Associates, Inc. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


St. Louis, Missouri 1939-1943.
Classification: Builder

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August 29, 2015:

The other rival firm formed after the liquidation of George Kilgen & Son was E. R. Kilgen Organ Co. formed by Eugene Kilgen (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). —

Briefly known as Charles Kilgen & Son; one of the two rival Kilgen firms formed upon the liquidation of the George Kilgen & Son firm of St. Louis, Missouri, 1939; bankrupt, 1943.

Staff: Carl Brandt; Hilary J. Burke; Leona Claiborne; Linville Endres; Charles Freeman; Virginia Fuch; Reuben Grant; Fay Harvey; Helen Harvey; Emil Hohreiter; Edward D. Holz; Albert Jarvis; William Johnson; Alfred G. Kilgen; Charles C. Kilgen, Jr.; George J. Kilgen; Walter Kouber; Ernest Kuhn; Anthony Lodes; Joseph Panus; Roy Phelps; Ann Schneider; Eddie M. Simmons; C. Albert Scholin; Anfine Soreson; Archie Uplinger; Viola Wadlow; Ben Wolken.


  • Bankruptcy Petition: 1943.
  • The Diapason, January 1940, 30.
  • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 182.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 17, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 4 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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