Pictorial History of  Pipe Organs
of the Evansville Area
(Southwestern Indiana and Northwestern Kentucky)
Pictures in approximate chronological order. 

Click on the institution's name for more information.
Click here for Alphabetical List of Institutions      
Click here for Local Organs in the Organ Historical Society Database

Zion UCC
                Evansville, view of 1864 Ulbricht organ in rear gallery
Zion Evangelical Church (UCC)
Evansville, Indiana
Former Ulbricht Organ
Tell City, Indiana
1864
Former organ
                at St. John's UCC downtown.
St. John's German Evangelical Church
Evansville, Indiana
(Now St. John's United Church of Christ)
Former Organ, mid to late19th century
St. James Episcopal Church
Vincennes, Indiana
Steere and Turner 
Springfield, Massachusetts
1887 
Old Giesecke
                organ at St. Lucas UCC in Evansville
St. Lucas German Evangelical Church
Evansville, Indiana
(Now St. Lucas United Church of Christ)
Former organ by Edmund Giesecke
Evansville, Indiana
1893
Troy, IN St. Pius Votey Organ
St. Pius Roman Catholic Church
Troy, Indiana
Votey Organ Company
1897
Sound icon.
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Fulda, Indiana
Edmund Gieseke, Organ Builder
Evansville, Indiana
1898
Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
"The Old Cathedral"
Vincennes, Indiana
St. Anthony Catholic Church
Evansville, Indiana
Wisconsin Pipe Organ Factory
Schleisingerville, Wisconsin
1902
Sound
                    Sample Available
Former 1904(?)
                organ at St. John's.
St. John's German Evangelical Church
Evansville, Indiana
(Now St. John's UCC, Downtown)
Former organ
(?) by Marshall-Bennett Organ Co.
Moline, Illinois
1904
Poseyville
                Giesecke
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Poseyville, Indiana
Edmund Giesecke, Organ Builder
Evansville, Indiana
1907
Sound
                    Sample Available
cumberland
                presy
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana
(former organ)
Photo courtesy of The Willard Library
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
Opus 132
Sound Sample Available
Central
                Presbyterian Church Owensboro
Central Presbyterian Church
Owensboro, Kentucky
Henry Pilcher's Sons
Louisville, Kentucky
1910
Sound
                  clips available for this organ
Owensboro
                First Baptist, Kilgen organ
First Baptist Church
Owensboro, Kentucky
Former Kilgen Organ
St. Louis, Missouri
First Avenue Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana
Geo. Kilgen & Son
St. Louis, Missouri
Sound
                    Sample Available
Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church
Evansville, Indiana
Estey Pipe Organs
Brattleboro, Vermont
Opus 1023
1912
Mt. Vernon,
                Indiana, First Presbyterian Church organ facade
First Presbyterian Church
Mt. Vernon, Indiana
M. P. Moller Organ
Hagerstown, Maryland
1914
Zion UCC
                Evansville, Kilgen organ of 1917
Zion Evangelical Church (UCC)
Evansville, Indiana
Former Kilgen Organ
St. Louis, Missouri
1917
Old St. Marks
                Lutheran, view of chancel
St Mark's Lutheran Church
Evansville, Indiana
(Old location on Washington Avenue)
Former Kilgen? Organ

First Presbyterian Church
Princeton, Indiaia
Wicks Organ Company
First
                Methodist Hendesron KY
First United Methodist Church
Henderson, KY
Henry Pilcher/John Cave
1925/1975
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum
Evansville, Indiana
Milton Z. Tinker Memorial Organ
M. P. Moeller
Hagerstown, Maryland
Installed 1919, Console 1931
University of Evansville Tinker Memorial Organ Web Page
St. Mary Catholic Church
Evansville, Indiana
Former Estey/Wicks Organ
Wicks at
                Saints Joe & Paul Church, Owensboro
Saints Joseph & Paul Catholic Church
Owensboro, Kentucky
Wicks Organ Company
St. Benedict
                Cathedral in Evansville, organ facade
St. Benedict Roman Catholic Cathedral
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Henderson, Kentucky
Wicks Organ Company
Opus 2735
1946 / 2009
Link to sound clips on church
                    website
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
1947
Zion United
                Church of Christ, Henderson, view of organ facade
Zion United Church of Christ
Henderson, Kentucky
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
Parke Memorial
                Presbyterian Church organ facade
Parke Memorial Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
Sound icon
Immanuel
                Baptist Temple, Henderson
Immanuel Baptist Temple
Henderson, Kentucky
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
St. Lucas United Church of Christ
Evansville, Indiana
Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company 
Boston, Massachusetts 
Opus 1157 
1950
Small chapel
                organ at St. Paul's Episcopal CHurch, Evansville
St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
(Viele Chapel)
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
Trinity
                Lutheran ORgan
Trinity Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
Evansville, Indiana
Sound clips
Link to sound clips on church
                    website

God's Way
                Church, formerly Washington Avenue Presbyterian organ
God's Way Church
Formerly Washington Avenue Presbyterian
Evansville, Indiana
M. P. Moller
1961
First Baptist Church
Henderson, Kentucky
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
ca. 1961, with later additions
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Evansville, Indiana
St. Paul's
                Episcopal CHurch, Evansville, IN, view of organ pipes
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Evansville Indiana
Pilcher Organ Company, 1902
Louisville, Kentucky
Rebuilt by John Wolford, 1981-82
Evansville, Indiana
Trinity
                Methodist Organ
Trinity United Methodist Church
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company, Highland IL
John Wolford, Evansville IN
1961/1992
University of Evansville Wheeler Concert Hall
Holtkamp Organ Co.
Cleveland, Ohio
1964
U. E. Organ Studio Webpage
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
1965
University of Evansville, Neu Chapel, Holtcamp
                  organ in rear gallery
University of Evansville Neu Chapel
Holtkamp Organ Co.
Cleveland, Ohio 
1966
U. E. Organ Studio Webpage
Trinity
                Episcopal Church, Owensboro, Holtkamp Organ in rear
                choirloft gallery
Trinity Episcopal Church
Owensboro, Kentucky
Holtkamp Organ Co.
Cleveland, Ohio
1976
Eastminster
                Presby Church console and pipe chamber
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana
Casavant Freres,
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
1967
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
Evansville, Indiana
Schlicker Organ Co.
Buffalo, NY
1968
St. Andrew's
                Anglican Church organ pipes
St. Andrew's Anglican Church
Formerly St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company, Highland IL
John Wofford, Evansville IN
Old North
                Methodist
Old North United Methodist Church
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
St. John's
                UCC, Downtown, close-up of pipe facade
St. John's United Church of Christ, Downtown
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company, Highland IL
John Wofford, Evansville IN
1976
University of Evansville Neu Chapel
Evansville, Indiana
C. B. Fisk, Inc., 
Opus 52, 1968
Gloucester, Massachusetts
U. E. Organ Studio Webpage
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Henderson, Kentucky
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
1939/1979

Link contains articles on Caspar Artes,
historic Henderson organist
Bethel UCC
                Evansville view of Hooded Trumpet on back wall
Bethel United Church of Christ
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
First Christian Church
Vincennes, Indiana
Taylor and Boody Organbuilders
Staunton, Virginia
Opus 4, 1981
Boonville St.
                John's UCC
St. John's United Church of Christ
Boonville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
1987
Bethlehem UCC
                organ facade
Bethlehem United Church of Christ
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
www.bethlehemucc.org
Salem Church
                Darmstadt, view of pipe facade
Salem Church of Darmstadt
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Henderson, Kentucky
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
Henderson Presbyterian Church
Henderson, Kentucky
Steiner-Reck, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky
1988
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Evansville, Indiana 
Jaeckel, Inc. 
Duluth, Minnesota
Opus 14, 1989
Methodist
                  Temple Walcker Organ
United Methodist Temple
Evansville, Indiana
E.F. Walcker & Co. Orgelbau
Kleinblittersdorf, Germany 
Opus 5900, 1990-91
Small
                portative organ at First Presby, Evansville
First Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana
Portative Organ
Gerhard Brunzema Organs, Inc.
Fergus, Ontario, Canada
First Presbyterian Church,
                Evansville, organ in rear gallery
First Presbyterin Church
Evansville, Indiana 
C. B. Fisk Inc.
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Opus 98, 1991
www.firstpresevansville.com
St
                  Johns East New
St. John's East United Church of Christ
Evansville, Indiana
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Illinois
1991
www.stjohnseast.org
Zion UCC
                Owensboro, facade pipes
Zion United Church of Christ
Owensboro, Kentucky
Randall Dyer & Associates
Johnson City, Tennessee
St. Pauls
                Luth.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Evansville, Indiana
1908 Gieseke, Evansville, Indiana
1941 Estey, Brattleboro, Vermont
1993 Peter Webber, Louisville Kentucky
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Owensboro, Kentucky
Austin Organs
Hartford, Conneticut
1994
Mount Saint Joseph Taylor and Boody Organ Mount Saint Joseph Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel
Maple Mount, KY
Taylor & Boody Organbuilders
Staunton, Virginia
Opus 25, 1995
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Jasper, Indiana
Holtkamp Organ Company
Cleveland, Ohio
1995
Private Residence
Evansville, Indiana
John E. Schreiner, Organ Builder
1995
St. Meinrad
                  Goulding and Wood Organ
St. Meinrad Archabbey 
St. Meinrad, Indiana 
Goulding & Wood,
Indianapolis, Indiana
1997
University of Evansville
Francile McDonald McGary Portativ
John E. Schreiner, Builder
2000
U. E. Organ Studio Webpage
Salem United Church of Christ
Huntingburg, Indiana
Casavant Freres,
Quebec, Canada
2001
University of Evansville
Krannert Hall of Fine Arts

Noack Organ Company
Georgetown, Massachusetts
Opus 101, No. 2
U. E. Organ Studio Webpage


Alphabetical List of Pipe Organs, by City and Institution

INDIANA

BOONVILLE, INDIANA
Main Street United Methodist
St. John's UCC

EVANSVILLE, INDIANA
Aldersgate United Methodist
Bethel UCC
Bethlehem UCC
B'nai Israel Temple (Washington Avenue Temple)
Cumberland Presbyterian
Eastminster Presbyterian
Emmanuel Lutheran
First Avenue Presbyterian
First Baptist Church
First Presbyterian
God's Way Church (formerly Washington Ave. Presbyterian)
Holy Innocents Episcopal
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
Masonic Temple
McCutchanville Methodist
Methodist Temple
Nazarene Missionary Baptist
Old North United Methodist
Olivet Presbyterian (former building downtown)
Parke Memorial Presbyterian
Salem Church of Darmstadt
St. Andrew's Anglican (formerly St. Andrew's Presbyterian)
St. Anthony Catholic
St. Benedict Cathedral
St. Boniface Catholic
St. John's East UCC
St. John's Downtown UCC
St. Joseph's Catholic
St. Lucas UCC
St. Mark's Lutheran
St. Mary Catholic
St. Paul's Episcopal
St. Paul's Lutheran
St. Paul's UCC
Soldiers and Sailers Memorial Coliseum
Trinity Catholic
Trinity Lutheran
Trinity United Methodist
Residence, Schreiner Organ
University of Evansville Noack
Victory Theater
Washington Avenue Presbyterian
Walnut Street Presbyterian Church
Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ

FULDA, INDIANA
St. Boniface Catholic

HUNTINGBURG, INDIANA
Salem UCC

JASPER, INDIANA
St. Joseph Catholic

MT. VERNON, INDIANA
First Presbyterian
Trinity UCC

POSEYVILLE, INDIANA
St. Francis Xavier Catholic

PRINCETON, INDIAIA
First Presbyterian
United Presbyterian

ST. MEINRAD, INDIANA

St. Meinrad Archabbey

TROY, INDIANA
St. Pius Catholic

VINCENNES, INDIANA

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
First Christian (Disciples of Christ)
St. James Episcopal
Vincennes University Theater Organ

KENTUCKY

HENDERSON, KENTUCKY
First Christian (Disciples of Christ)
First United Methodist
Henderson Presbyterian
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
First Baptist
Immanuel Baptist Temple
St. Paul's Episcopal
Zion United Church of Christ

MAPLE MOUNT, KENTUCKY
Mount Saint Joseph

OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY
Central Presbyterian
First Baptist
First Christian (Disciples of Christ)
First Presbyterian
Saint Stephen's Cathedral
Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic
Temple Adath Israel
Trinity Episcopal
Zion United Church of Christ
Commentary on Owensboro Organs by John Schroeder

MORE SOUTHERN INDIANA ORGANS
Southern Indiana A.G.O. Chapter Organ Webpage
A fantastic site of our neighboring A.G.O. chapter to our east, with pipe organs in New Albany, Jeffersonville, Columbus, Jasper, Bedford, Bloomington, Corydon, Ferdinand, Franklin, Madison, and more.

Historic Organ Builders in our area:
Edmond Giesecke  of Evansville, Indiana
Henry Pilcher's Sons of Louisville, Kentucky


Information, stoplists, and photographs of area pipe organs are welcomed.  Please submit to nealbiggers@yahoo.com


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