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Kilgen Organ Co. (1955)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1900s)

Location:

Church of the Gesu, Roman Catholic
1210 W. Michigan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233 US
Church
Organ ID: 48990

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 67 ranks. 4,393 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 62 stops. 74 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 62
  • Registers: 74
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • 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 20, 2012:

Updated through online information from Rodney J. Weed. -- This organ has been rebuilt again by Schantz Organ Company.

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

Database Manager on October 24, 2011:

The organ was originally built by W. W. Kimball in the late 1890's for the Studebaker Theater in Chicago. Kimball moved it to this location in 1904 or 1908. Kilgen rebuilt the organ with a new four-manual console. Further repairs were completed in 1996 by J. Wiesrock, Parish Organist. Schantz Organ Company completely rebuilt and expanded the organ in 2010 while retaining much of the Kimball and Kilgen pipework.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from console, Autumn 1969
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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