Former Kilgen organ at First Baptist, Owensboro


Pictured is the former Kilgen Organ at First Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY, built ca. 1920s.
Prior to this organ there was a Hook & Hastings (1895, Opus 1676) 2 manuals, 29 registers.
The Kilgen organ was given to Zion UCC in Owensboro around 1974.
About half of the Kilgen was incorporated with Zion's 3 manual Hillgreen Lane (1929) when it was rebuilt by Glen Underhill in 1974.

Sketch of Reuter at 1st Baptist Owensboro

In 1974 a new organ by Reuter was installed at First Baptist with three manuals and 39 ranks. 

Information from The Rev. John Schroeder and the Organ Historical Society website:
Pictures from the Owensboro newspaper and the dedication program of the Reuter organ.

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