The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 2157, 1931)

Location:

Paramount Theatre
23 East Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL 60506 US
Organ ID: 52053

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • 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. 3 manuals.
All:
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 May 03, 2018:

Information from The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ - An Illustrated History by David L. Junchen (comp. & ed. Jeff Weiler). The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.

Style "Balaban 2" -- without primaries on manual chests. Factory date: April 27, 1931.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 12, 2021.

Database Manager on October 21, 2013:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by William Dunklin, using information found in The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, an Illustrated History by David L. Junchen.

This is a style Balaban 2, 3-manuals, 14 ranks and percussions in 2 chambers. The organ was sold and relocated in the 1960s. It was moved multiple times before being installed, in 1983, the Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, New York.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 12, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Auditorium interior shortly after construction: Photograph from an archival source: Rapp and Rapp Architects, submitted by Jared Ovitt. Taken approx. September 1931

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