Pipe Organ Database

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Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1917)

Exhibited in the 1998 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Annunciation Roman Catholic Church
3621 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80205 US
Organ ID: 18324

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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 March 30, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 20 ranks. 1,062 pipes. 2 manuals. 18 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 18
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 22, 2015:

Updated through online information from Grald J. Curcio. -- The organ is currently undergoing restoration to its original condition. The instrument has not been maintained for 12 years or more. Although the original blower has been replaced with a Ventus, the deteriorated condition of the leather on the wind reservoir, as well as numerous leaks, leave the organ starved for wind and virtually unplayable.

Numerous pipes have been damaged along with linkages and mechanisms. Many repairs have been affected to address the conditions listed above. Although the instrument is currently playable, additional releathering is being completed in a manner which leaves the organ in a playable as much as possible.

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

Database Manager on August 20, 2014:

From The Diapason, October 1918: "Kilgen & Son also have built a two-manual electric organ, with detached console and eighteen speaking stops, for the Church of the Annunciation, Denver, Colo."

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

Database Manager on December 20, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1998 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on March 30, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-20

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