Pipe Organ Database

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Kilgen (Opus 3359, 1937)

Location:

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church / Old St. Peter's Landmark Preservation, Inc.
405 Lincoln St.
The Dalles, OR 97058 US
Organ ID: 37034

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on August 30, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 3 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 3 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 30, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Registers: 3
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 30, 2019.
Database Manager on February 20, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the website of the Oregon Encyclopedia in an article about Old St. Peter's Landmark, "There are three historic organs: an upright pump organ first installed in the earlier church in 1866 and used at Old St. Peter-s until 1925; a 1907 Kilgen pipe organ, made of tigerwood with twenty-six visible pipes, installed and dedicated in 1925; and a collapsible pump organ from about 1880, which was originally used by Father Bronsgeest as he traveled from parish to parish in the area."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on November 10, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was installed for Kilgen by Balcom and Vaughan of Seattle.

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

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