Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 4367, 1929)

Exhibited in the 2007 OHS convention

Location:

St. Joan of Arc R.C. Church
4217 Central Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205 US
Organ ID: 4428

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 30, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 35 ranks. 2,389 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on June 29, 2021.
Database Manager on November 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from Tom Nichols.
According to the Friday, March 6, 1931 edition of THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, this organ's dedication recital was performed by Pietro Yon, who was at that time organist at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The original 8' reed on the Great was a Harmonic Tuba, as still marked on its stopkey. A Trumpet rank was substituted in the 1960s. The Chimes actually have 21 tubes, not 20, sounding from A to f2. The Pedal 16' Violone and 8' Cello are an extension and borrow from the Great 8' Gamba, not a separate rank. The Pedal 8' Bass Flute is an extension of the Pedal 16' Bourdon, not the Open Diapason.

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

Database Manager on April 18, 2005:

Some reeds were revoiced by Ernest White when he was organist here. (Source: Pipe Organ Registry, prepared in 1983 for the AGO regional convention by the Indianapolis Chapter, AGO.)

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1980.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored by L. MacPherson 1980.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2007 Organ Atlas: Central Indiana Region: Open In New Tab With corrections from Note 24 Nov /2016 Originally published 2007
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on October 30, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Photo of the console by Matt Gerhard.: Matt Gerhard. Taken on 2020-10-30

View of the organ grills.: Photograph by Matt Gerhard, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-10-30

Console: Photograph by Richie Gregory, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-02

Console in room, opposite side from organ chamber: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-08-11

Sanctuary, console in left chamber, organ in right: Photograph by Richie Gregory, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-02

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