Unknown Builder (1999ca.)

Originally Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co. (Opus 2031, 1929)

Location:

Kenyon Hall
7904 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126 US
Organ ID: 66077

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Paul R. Marchesano on August 15, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 17 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Main auditorium:
  • Built by Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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 above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on August 15, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on August 15, 2020:

The Kenyon Hall Wurlitzer (opus 2031) was originally installed in 1929 at the 1st Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa. According to Jon Habermaas, the instrument was removed by the Wicks Organ Company when a new instrument was sold to the church. Don Born of Norridge Illinois acquired the organ in 1958 and installed it in his home. In 1970, the organ moved again. This time to the Pam Martz residence in Antioch, Illinois. In 1998-99, the organ was advertised for sale in Theatre Organ magazine. Hokum Hall purchased the instrument in 1999. The original church-style horseshoe console was not used. Another two-manual console, previously owned by Fr. Terrence Wager of St. Columban in Yelm, Washington is currently connected.

Pipe ranks (front chambers): Concert Flute 16', Flute Celeste, Diapason 16', Tibia 16', String 8', string celeste, Style 'D' Trumpet 8', Tuba Horn 8', Post Horn 8', Vox Humana, Vox Celeste 8', Kinura 8', Clarinet 8' Toy Counter, Xylophone, Chrysoglott, Glockenspiel, Wood Harp. Four additional ranks are installed in an "Antiphonal" chamber located under the projection booth.

It is unclear from the description who installed the organ in its current location, but it was likely members of the Puget Sound Theater Organ Society.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 15, 2020.

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