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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 200, 1910before)

Location:

Irem Temple
Wilkes-Barre, PA US
Organ ID: 11737

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 33 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 30, 2016:

Updated through online information from Francis McMullen.
The Irem Temple Shrine, AAONMS, was built in 1907-8, and heavily renovated with a new Stage & Stagehouse in 1932. I do not know when the Austin organ was removed, but it was replaced by a modest electronic organ, circa 1960's Conn or Wurlitzer.

The main organ chamber was on "house left", on the side, front of the auditorium, and all pipe-work had been removed by the time I explored the building around 2007. At that time, the Spencer "Orgo-Blow" blower still resided in the basement. The building is now owned by the City of Wilkes-Barre, and is currently mothballed, hopefully awaiting restoration / renovation, and some sort of productive future.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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