Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (2006)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 585, 1922)

Location:

Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460 US
Organ ID: 53836

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • 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
  • 24 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 19, 2014:

Original built for Shea's Hippodrome Theatre, Buffalo, N.Y., as 3/18 Style "260 SP" with Salicional, Voix Celeste, and Open Diapason. Factory date of Sept. 29, 1922. A Krumet was added in 192?.
In May 1957, the organ was purchased by Harold Logan of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and installed in his residence.
In 1974, Bob Breuer purchased the organ for his "Pizza & Pipes" restaurant in Fresno, Calif. By this time the organ had been enlarged to 23 ranks. The restaurant closed in January 1999.
In 1999 the organ was purchased by Roland Kurek, a theatre organ enthusiast from New Jersey, who had the organ moved to a storage area in Manasquan, N.J. Kurek's dream was to have the organ installed in a public place, but he died in 2000 before that could happen. His will stipulated that the organ be given to a an individual or organization that would keep the organ intact and install it in a place where it could be enjoyed by the public. In 2002, the organ was given to the Theatre Organ Society of Delaware Valley (TOSDV) who have overseen restoration and installation in the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Penn. The Kurek estate provided a generous endowment to aid in its restoration and installation. (paraphrased from TOSDV.org web site

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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