Pipe Organ Database

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H. & W. Pilcher Organ Co. (Opus 60, 1861)

Location:

St. John Apostle and Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
Plaza Square
St. Louis, MO US
Organ ID: 10491

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • 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
  • 32 ranks. 2 manuals. 28 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 28
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Scot Huntington on May 05, 2021:

The PIlcher case is extant, but the organ is long gone, replaced first by a Pfeffer, and later by a diminutive Kilgen unit organ still extant behind the imposing facade. The organ had a very early example of a 32' Bourdon, perhaps the first in the United States to be installed in a two-manual organ. The identity of the organ, long anonymous, came to light by an examination of the Pilcher office records by Robert Coleberd in 1971.

We received the most recent update for this note from Scot Huntington on May 05, 2021.

Database Manager on January 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.
In Bynum Petty's book, this organ is identified with opus number 62.

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

Database Manager on January 24, 2016:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.
In Bynum Petty's book, this organ is identified with opus number 62.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Old Opus 41, New Opus No. 60. In a new building dedicated in 1860.

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

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