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Bates & Culley (1903ca.)

Location:

Lu Lu Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Masonic)
Broad and Spring Garden Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US
Organ ID: 66556

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lodges and Clubs
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020:

Known from a list published in a descriptive report of the dedication of the organ in Emporium, Pennsylvania. The Cameron County Press, February 1, 1906, p. 1.

The Shriners Temple was built in 1903 and the organ is presumed to have been installed on [one of the?] meeting auditorium.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 02, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Exterior views of the Lulu Temple (built in 1903) & Spring Garden Institute (built 1851-1852 by Hoxie & Button).: Photograph from an archival source: Library of Congress Collection, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. c. 1915

Photograph of the Temple looking up: Photograph from an archival source: Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 1927-04-05

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