St. Francis Xavier Church - Bronx, N.Y.
  Click on image to enlarge
Church of St. Francis Xavier
(Roman Catholic)

1703 Lurting Avenue at Van Nest Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10461
http://home.catholicweb.com/StFrancisXavierBronxMP/


Organ Specifications:
Present building (since 1951)
II/16 Kilgen Organ Company, Op. 7529 (1951)
First building (1928-1951)
• unknown


St. Francix Xavier Parish was established in 1928 to serve Catholics in the Morris Park area of The Bronx. The first pastor was the Rev. James E. Kearney, who served St. Francis Xavier from 1928 until 1932, when he became Bishop of Salt Lake City. Father Kearney acquired two portable structures for use as a temporary church and auditorium.

The present building, on the corner of Lurting Avenue and Van Nest Avenue, was erected in 1951 and dedicated by Cardinal Spellman. Designed in the 13th century Italian Gothic style, the building is constructed of red brick with limestone trimmings. The complex includes a school built in 1937 and extended in 1955, a rectory, and a convent.

         
Kilgen Organ Company
St. Louis, Mo. – Opus 7529 (1951)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 18 stops, 16 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Diapason
73
4
  Principal
63
8
  Hohl Flute
73
    Grave Mixture II ranks
122
8
  Dulciana
73
    Chimes  

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Geigen Diapason
73
4
  Harmonic Flute
73
8
  Rohr Floete
73
    Plein Jeu III ranks [15-17-22]
183
8
  Viol d' Gamba
73
8
  Trompette
73
8
  Voix Celeste [TC]
61
    Tremolo  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Open Diapason [ext. GT]
12
8
  Bass Flute [ext.]
16
  Bourdon
56
8
  Rohr Floete
SW
16
  Rohr Bourdon [ext. SW]
12
4
  Block Floete [ext.]
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'       Great 16', 4', Unison Off  
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'       Swell 16', 4', Unison Off  
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
           
Sources:
     Bronx Catholic Blog: http://bronxcatholic.blogspot.com/search/label/Saint%20Francis%20Xavier
     Trupiano, Larry. Specifications of Kilgen Organ, Op. 7529 (c.1951).

Illustration:
     Bronx Catholic Blog. Exterior (credit: Joe McMahon).