The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3277

Builder Identification

B.1886 St. Louis, MO; son of Charles C. Kilgen, Sr.; with Kilgen firm of St. Louis, MO, 10 years, NY office manager, 1927; with Wurlitzer of North Tonawanda, NY, 2 1/2 years; returned to Kilge

Additional Notes

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

    Born Sep. 1886 in St. Louis, MO; son of Charles C. Kilgen, Sr., brother of Eugene R., George J., Henry C., Jean, Rudolph F., and Charles C. Kilgen, Jr.; father of Alfred G., Jr.; attended Culver Military Academy, St. Louis University; with Kilgen firm of St. Louis, MO, 10 years, NY office manager, 1927; acquired Pfeffer firm of St. Louis, MO, 1909 and operated Pfeffer firm until 1919; returned to St. Louis University, became lawyer, 1913; with Wurlitzer firm of North Tonawanda, NY, 2 1/2 years; returned to Kilgen firm, partner with father and brothers, 1924; with Kilgen Associates of St. Louis, MO, 1939, southeastern sales; established Alfred G. Kilgen, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA; sold business interests to Richard C. Simonton, 1 Jan. 1956; retired to Miami, FL; died 5 Jul. 1974.

    Staff: Richard L. Abbott

    Patent #1,247,844; 27 Nov. 1917; organ valve

  • See main entry: Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.

Database Entries

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