Owner (1992)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 776, 1924)

Location:

Residence: Russ & Jo Ann Evans
6521 191st St.
Kenmore, WA 98021 US
Organ ID: 64305

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been altered from its 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 August 11, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 18 ranks. 3 manuals. 18 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • 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 August 11, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 11, 2019.
Database Manager on August 10, 2019:

The Wurlitzer was originally built for the Liberty Theatre in North Bend, Oregon as a 2-manual, 8-rank Style F. In 1943, it was moved to the Show Box Night Club of Seattle by Balcom and Vaughan who modified the console to be 3-manuals. In 1960, it was sold to Don French of south Seattle for his residence. Don French enlarged the organ from 8 to 10 ranks with the addition of a Morton Oboe Horn and Clarinet. In 1969, Don French also purchased the Style 260 Wurlitzer console opus 935 from the State Theatre in Cleveland Ohio. In 1970, the organ and both consoles were sold to Brian Ingolsby who installed it in Steve's Gay 90's Restaurant in Tacoma along with the Style 260 Wurlitzer console opus 935. The modified opus 776 Liberty Theatre console was sold to Terry Hochmuth who restored it to 2-manuals. The organ served the restaurant for only about 2-3 years, and was then placed in storage. In 1992, it was purchased by Russ and JoAnn Evans for their Kenmore, Washington home where it still plays at this time. It has been enlarged to 18 ranks.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 11, 2019.

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