The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: Byron Carlson
St. Paul, Minnesota

OHS Database ID 47610.

Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 7, 2011.

Technical Details

Wurlitzer EP chests .

5 manuals. 21 ranks.

Horseshoe style console.


  • Identified through information from Jonathan Ortloff: -- Originally installed in the Marbro Theatre, Chicago in 1927. One of only five five-manual Wurlitzers built. Installed here in basement chambers, speaking through grilles at the top into living and dining rooms. Console in living room. Relocated to Ocean State Theatre (Originally Loew's State Theatre), Providence, Rhode Island, in 1982. (James Cook. February 7, 2011)

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  • Ortloff, Jonathan. "Wurlitzer Opus 1587; Providence Performing Arts Center; Providence, Rhode Island," The Tracker (Volume 55 No.1, pp. 14-17). [Photographs, description, disposition]

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