Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1930)

Location:

Whiteside Funeral Home
109 E. 2nd Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520 US
Organ ID: 18450

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Mortuaries, Funeral Homes, and Cemetery Chapels
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: EP unit
  • 4 ranks. 280 pipes. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 4 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 4
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Updated by James R. Stettner, listing this web site as a source of information: https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/msg/d/pipe-organ/6381699108.html.
The Whiteside Family, who had operated this and two other area funeral homes, continued operating after their license had expired in January, 2015. By mid-2015, they closed and locked the doors and walked away. About 180 urns with human remains dating back as far as the 1920s were left behind. The organ is presently (November, 2017) listed for sale on Seattle--->Tacoma Craigslist for $25,000.00!!! I intend to write the seller and bring him some reality about the instrument's worth. It was originally purchased for $2,700.00!!!

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

Database Manager on June 23, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on June 11, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner

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

Database Manager on June 24, 2005:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ originally installed for Kilgen by Balcom & Provorse (predecessors to Balcom & Vaughan).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console December 16, 1992
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
The Kilgen Unit Chapel Organ in Aberdeen.: Open In New Tab Transcription of inscription on rear wall of chamber; description of ranks, console.
Document created on 2005-07-23
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-16

Pipes (l-r) 8' Vox Humana, 8' V D Orch, and 8' Flute: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1992-12-16

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