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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 4566, 1928)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
35 William Street
Pittston, PA 18640 US
Organ ID: 41485

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Mike Sowa on July 21, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 31 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 58 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 58
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Mike Sowa on July 21, 2020:

Refurbishment of the organ has been completed in Summer 2020.

We received the most recent update for this note from Mike Sowa on July 21, 2020.

Mike Sowa on April 27, 2020:

The organ underwent its most recent refurbishment from January-March 2020 by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of Paterson, NJ. The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the reinstallation of the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Mike Sowa on April 27, 2020.

Database Manager on May 24, 2017:

Updated by James R. Stettner, listing this website as a source of information: http://database.organsociety.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=41483.

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

Database Manager on May 13, 2012:

Updated through online information from Matthew J. Geda. -- This organ has been lovingly worked on and is very well taken care of. Its sound fills its incredibly large church with ease.

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

Database Manager on May 12, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Joe Holden. -- Severe water damage in 2005 forced parish to rebuild entire swell division; organ occupies significant amount of rear gallery, though allowing freedom to work in chamber since most of the organ is raised above gallery floor; organ was reportedly dormant for long periods ('60s-'70s) while the parish used an electric organ--- parts of that electric organ were left behind in the large exposed great division of the chamber.

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

Database Manager on June 26, 2009:

Identified through on-line information from Joe Holden. -- The organ was refurbished in the late '90s. The entire console was overhauled and redesigned.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Mike Sowa on August 08, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Façade in Rear Gallery: Photograph by Ben Schultz. Taken on 2013-06-09

Console: Photograph by Ben Schultz. Taken on 2013-06-09

Pedalboard: Photograph by Ben Schultz. Taken on 2013-06-09

Console Detail - Nameplate: Photograph by Ben Schultz. Taken on 2013-06-09

Organ façade with Evangelist Trumpet after 2020 refurbishment: Photograph by Mike Sowa. Taken on 2020-07-18

Great Division pipework, as seen from outside the organ case: Photograph by Mike Sowa. Taken on 2020-07-18

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