The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3272

Builder Identification

Successor to E. R. Kilgen, St. Louis, Missouri, 1939-1960

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). --

    Briefly known as E. R. Kilgen, then as Kilgen Organ Co.; one of the two rival 'Kilgen' firms formed after the liquidation of the George Kilgen & Son firm of St. Louis, MO, 1939; firm closed 1960.

    Staff: Frank Allen; Julius Bakos; B. H. Ballard; Raymond R. Dunn; Gordon Fowlston; Paul J. Garvey; Ruth Grafeman; Hugh T. Harrison; Lawrence Hausman; Max Hess; Stanley J. Kendzior; Charles C. Kilgen, Jr.; Eugene R. Kilgen; Leonard S. Kosakowski; Robert Maruska; Lawrence May; William A. Miller; Joseph Murphy; George Muth; Max Nagel; C. Nations; Frank Oswald; Christian Peper; Nicholas J. Pipitone; Santino Pipitone; Joseph Renard; Don Rudolph; Charles Schmalzer; Oscar Schmidt; Caroll Stoerker; George White; Ludwig Zentmaier.

  • See main entry: Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc. (predecessor firm)

    See also: E.R. Kilgen Organ Co. (previous name of firm) and
    Charles Kilgen & Son (rival firm also successor of George Kilgen & Son)

Database Entries

There are 161 entries in the database that describe organs by Kilgen Organ Co.


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Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Chad Boorsma

Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Shawn Gingrich

Nameplate. Photograph by Chad Boorsma

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Chad Boorsma

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed