of the Organ:
Listings with the Organ Historical
- Evansville, IN. St. Paul Episcopal. H. & W. Pilcher (1852,
1 manual. 6 ranks.
- Evansville, IN. St. Paul Episcopal. Pilcher Bros., Chicago (1868,
109) 2 manuals. 12 ranks.
- Evansville, IN. St. Paul's Episcopal. Henry Pilcher's Sons (1925,
1273) 3 manuals. 32 stops.
- Evansville, IN. St. Paul's Episcopal. Henry Pilcher's Sons (1937,
1837) 3 manuals.
- Evansville, IN. St. Paul Episcopal. Henry Pilcher's Sons (1939,
1889) 2 manuals. 12 stops.
Source: Organ Historical Society Website: http://database.organsociety.org
Prior to 1938, information about the St.
Paul's Episcopal Church organ is sketchy, complicated by incidents of
flood and fire. Following a fire which destroyed the interior of
the church in 1938, a Pilcher organ of 17 ranks was installed.
-Provided by the parish historian in November 2008.
According to information emailed to our webmaster from David Laisure
Pipe Organ Service Co. of Fort Wayne, IN, the organ was rebuilt around
1980 by the James K. Shawhan Pipe Organs, while Fr. Sandy was Rector of
the parish. Mr Shawhan, with the assistance of Mr. Laisure and
David Weingartner removed all of the Pilcher components and built new
components using a Z-tronics relay system. These relays were
later replaced by John Wolford. A trumpet en-chamade was added in
the rear gallery, originally with the highest pipes in the middle (see
small photo below). The trumpet en-chamade was later redesigned
to have the highest pipes on the ends of the chest to provide a better
view of the window (see larger photo above).
-Emailed to the webmaster in March 2011.
Six photos above provided by the David Laisure Pipe Organ
According to information provided by the church historian, the organ
was renovated by John Wolford of Evansville and the Wicks Organ
rededicated on March 28, 1982. A new console and three new ranks
-Provided by the church historian in