Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (1913)

Exhibited in the 1989 OHS convention

Location:

Parker Memorial United Methodist Church
1130 Nashville Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115 US
Organ ID: 261

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 12 ranks. 701 pipes. 2 manuals. 12 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 08, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 12
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 08, 2019.
Database Manager on February 08, 2019:

Updated by Robert Zanca, who has heard or played the organ.

The church edifice has been condemned. The congregation is now meeting at another site. The organ is still in place. The future of the building and organ are uncertain at this time.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 09, 2019.

Database Manager on October 27, 2011:

Posted to Piporg-L October 25, 2011 by Roy Redman: -- The organ was renovated by Redman Organ Company in 1998; assisted by members of the New Orleans Organ Historical Society. Sharon Redman releathered the reservoir and feeders for hand pumping. She also refinished the front pipes, including duplicate stenciling.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1989

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

from a recital program I played 7 Apr 2013, stoplist presumed to be from the stop faces: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from George Bozeman on April 05, 2021.
  • Vision, Op. 156, No. 5 - Piece by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. Performed by Rosalind Mohnsen. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1989 with the title: Historic Organs of New Orleans: Seventeen Historic Pipe Organs, The Bayous to Natchez
  • Marcia Religiosa - Piece by Horatio Parker. Performed by Rosalind Mohnsen. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1989 with the title: Historic Organs of New Orleans: Seventeen Historic Pipe Organs, The Bayous to Natchez

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Pipe Display: www.neworleanschurches.com, courtesy of Mr. J. Veerman (between 2001 and 2018).

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