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W. W. Kimball Co. (1928)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 7175, 1915)

Location:

Northeast Catholic High School for Boys / Mariana Bracetti Academy
1840 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124 US
Room 302
Organ ID: 46567

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • 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
  • 14 ranks. 2 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: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 02, 2015:

The organ is believed to have been built for the Strand Theater in Battle Creek, Michigan, and was moved to Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1928.

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

Database Manager on November 28, 2014:

Updated through online information from Angela Villani. -- The 1915 Kimball Organ is currently being restored by a generous grant from the Frederick Haas Foundation. The completion date is expected to be May 2015.

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

Database Manager on March 10, 2010:

Identified through online information from L. Curt Mangel, III. -- Our staff was asked to inspect a small two manual Kimball organ in Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia, which has been slated to be closed on June 30th of this year. We discovered that the organ is marked #7175, and is a rebuild of an earlier instrument with additions. The original instrument is intact, including the original factory paper job labels dated 1915. A single pipe, tenor C of the Open Diapason 8, is hand marked for a theatre. We need to double check the exact name, but it is possible that it is "Strand Theatre." To the original 10 ranks has been added an Octave 4 and a Dolce Cornet III (12.15.17). We are attempting to save the organ and remove it from the auditorium of the school before the building closes in June 2010.

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

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