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H. & W. Pilcher Organ Co. (Opus 73, 1863)

Location:

St. James Episcopal Church
833 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233 US
Organ ID: 17848

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 5 ranks. 1 manuals. 7 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 7
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
William Dunklin on March 15, 2021:

Published on the website OnMilwaukee by Bobby Tanzilo, September 19, 2017:

"St. James Episcopal Church, which has made its home at 833 W. Wisconsin Ave. since 1851, will close its doors at the end of this month... Despite its central location, its historic Milwaukee home (built in 1867 and rebuilt after an 1872 fire) and the services it provides to the community ... the church has had a dwindling congregation."

The Pilcher date 1863 predates the current building and the 1867 fire casts doubt that the 1863 Pilcher survived. Per this database, the church purchased large new organs in 1892 and 1929.

We received the most recent update for this note from William Dunklin on March 15, 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 76.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Identified through information in the Pilcher factory ledgers, a handwritten list of organs and notes on the firm's history, and an emended page from a catalog of c. 1870. For more information see the document referenced below.

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

56n man, 13n ped. Also Op. 1482

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

Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

In the first lists, this organ was originally assigned number 54.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Pilcher Organs: Open In New Tab Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt
Document created on 2005-04-05
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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