J.G. Pfeffer & Son (1897 ca.)


St. John Nepomuk Roman Catholic Church
1625 S. Eleventh St. at Soulard
St. Louis, MO 63104 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 69978

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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 Jim Stettner on January 05, 2022.
Jim Stettner on January 05, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a new organ. Listing Pfeffer as the builder is assigned but not fully confirmed. Examination of the organ by St. Louis organ builder Christopher Soer on an episode of the Organ Media Foundation revealed that the first spotted metal pipes of both the Great 8' Open Diapason and the 4' Octave were marked JGP&S. The Great 8' Melodia also appears to be older pipework. The casework is clearly older than the subsequent 1928 Wicks rebuild and later 1930's Kilgen additions. The church dates from 1897.

Kilgen added a new blower in 1925 as their project number 3427. The confiming document is dated April 7, 1925. The unit was a 1/2 h.p. blower.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 05, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Saint John Nepomuk Catholic Church, before 1896 tornado damage and subsequent lengthening.: Photograph from an archival source: Photograph by Emil Boehl, ca. 1890. Missouri Historical Society Photographs and Prints Collections. PB0342. Scan © 2006, Missouri Histo, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1890

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