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Crome Organ Co. (1984)

Location:

Founder's Church of Religious Science
3281 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005 US
Organ ID: 56628

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Nondenominational Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 06, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 31 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 06, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 06, 2018.
Database Manager on July 06, 2018:

The John Brown Cook Memorial Wurlitzer at Founder's Church, the gift of Marian Miner Cook in honor of her late husband, is comprised of mainly Wurlitzer pipes, with other stops by Murray Harris, Hall, and Wicks. Tonal design and layout were by Lyn Larsen and Ken Crome. Crome Organ Company restored and installed the instrument. The donation included a three-manual console, but when a four-manual console originally from the Norshore Theatre in Chicago became available, the three-manual was given to the Valley of the Sun Religious Science Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where Lyn Larsen was Musical Director and Organist. The organ was dedicated on July 15, 1984, in a program featuring Founder's Cathedral Choir and George Goulding, the church's previous Organist and Music Coordinator. Lyn Larsen was heard in a concert sponsored by the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society later that month.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on September 13, 2015:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Michael Williamson, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from <i>Theatre Organ</i>, May/June 1987, courtesy Lew Williams: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Console and podium: Photograph by Mark Herman. Taken on 2018-07-03

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