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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (Opus 4606, 1930 ca.)

Location:

St. Agatha & St. James (the Greater) Catholic Church
38th & Chestnut
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US
Organ ID: 8622

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 42 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case 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
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 30, 2007:

Updated through online information from Gregory J. Bittle.

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 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Originally St. James the Greater. Behind 19th cent. case, probably from previous 1886 Hook & Hastings.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on May 29, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ in loft.: Photograph from an archival source: Church website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano.

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