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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1887)

Location:

First Baptist Church / Full Gospel Tabernacle
6th & Fort Streets
Los Angeles, CA US
Organ ID: 8965

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 1,362 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 25 stops. 24 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 24
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • 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 02, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ had an ornately stenciled facade featuring both metal and wooden pipes. It was the laregst organ in Southern California, and the 2nd largest in the state at that time. It was also the first 3-man. organ south of San Francisco. The case is of black walnut with some detailed carving and scroll-saw work. Dimensions were 28' high, 21' wide, and 10' deep. The organ was a gift of A.C. Potter in memory of his parents. Clarence Eddy played a recital on Sept. 6, 1887.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved to new building by Murray Harris 1898.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>Organs in the Land of Sunshine</i> by James Lewis
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console February 22, 1991; verified and updated August 17, 1999
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Newly installed organ; photo in personal collection: Digital image by Jim Lewis. Taken on 2008-11-27

Detail of Jim Lewis photo: Submitted by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

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