Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (1903)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
311 W. Walnut St.
Kokomo, IN US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 16639

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on February 10, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 15 ranks. 2 manuals. 16 registers.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 10, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Registers: 16
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 10, 2019.
Database Manager on February 11, 2019:

Updated by Matt Gerhard, naming this as the source of information: Heartland Magazine.

The November/December edition of the Kokomo Tribune\'s Heartland Magazine featured an article on the 150th anniversary of First Evangelical Church which was the original occupant of this building. A picture of the sanctuary was included which showed an attached console in the center of the organ case. Looking at the picture I submitted, I believe the console in that picture is an electronic organ.

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

Database Manager on June 19, 2018:

Updated by Matt Gerhard

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on February 27, 2018:

Updated by Matt Gerhard, who gave this as the source of the information: I witnessed the fire.
The church moved to 2000 W. Jefferson Street in the 1960s. In the early 1990s, the building (home to a different congregation) was partially destroyed by fire. The remains of the structure have since housed apartments and businesses.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 2005:

Identified through information in Volume III p. 51 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.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 2005:

Original price: $2800. Water Motor

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Pilcher Organs: Open In New Tab Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt
Document created on 2005-04-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph courtesy of Matt Gerhard, Craig Trott, and Bob Davies.. Taken on 1951-01-25

Church Exterior: Photo in private collection, courtesy of Matt Gerhard (ca. 1910).

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