W. W. Kimball Co. (1908)

Location:

Temple B'nai Israel
50 Broadway Circle
Oklahoma City, OK 73170 US
Organ ID: 67480

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Charles Eberline on April 12, 2022.
Charles Eberline on April 12, 2022:

Identification of the builder (note to follow).

We received the most recent update for this note from Charles Eberline on April 12, 2022.

Charles Eberline on April 12, 2022:

The builder was identified in an article in the Daily Oklahoman, Sunday, January 12, 1908, that announced the dedication services for the temple "next Friday and Saturday": "Prof. W. Gray has arranged an elaborate musical program for the occasion and will have charge of the choir. A new Kimball pipe organ will be used."

According to the temple's history webpage, "By 1951, Temple membership reached 250 families and we were again in need of more space. Land for a new building was given by Erna and Julius Krouch. Over the protests of many who felt that 4901 North Pennsylvania was too far out in the country, ground was broken for a new building on February 28, 1954. Temple B'nai Israel was dedicated on September 11, 1955." The fate of the 1908 building is not stated, and there is no mention of an organ in either building.

Sources:

"New Jewish Temple Is to Be Dedicated on Friday," Daily Oklahoman, Sunday, January 12, 1908, 9, Newspapers.com, accessed April 11, 2022, https://www.newspapers.com/image/441305470.

"Our History," Temple B'nai Israel, Oklahoma City, accessed April 11, 2022, https://thetempleokc.shulcloud.com/our-history1.html.

We received the most recent update for this note from Charles Eberline on April 12, 2022.

Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2021:

Known from classified ads announcing pipe organ recital not to be missed being played by Prof. Augus Halter of Chicago. No other information is given about the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2021.
Organ Recital: Open In New Tab Announcement of concert not to be missed.
Document created on 1908-01-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2021.

Organ Recital: Open In New Tab Classified ad for recital, which appears twice on the same page.
Document created on 1908-01-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Postcard of building exterior: Photograph from an archival source: https://images.app.goo.gl/mfVuUG5RUeG2RaGUA, submitted by Rev. Dr. Van Herd. Taken approx. 1917

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