Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1971 after)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 916, 1924)

Location:

Residence: Ray Steffans
Minneapolis, MN US
Organ ID: 67574

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • 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 Jim Stettner on February 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • 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.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on February 13, 2021.
Jim Stettner on February 13, 2021:

Identified through online information from Jayson Engquist. -- This organ was originally built for the Homewood Theatre in Minneapolis. It was a Style D-X model.

The original tonal resources were: 8' Trumpet 61 pipes, 16' Open Diapason 85 pipes, 8' Tibia Clausa 73 pipes, 8' Salicional 73 pipes, 16' Flute 97 pipes, and 8' Vox Humana 61 pipes. Percussions were: Cathedral Chimes 18 (tubular), Xylophone 37 (bars), Glockenspiel 30 (bars), and Chrysoglott 49 (bars).

In 1969 it was moved to Calvary Methodist (AME?) Church, in Minneapolis. In 1971 it was moved to the Lawrence Crawford residence in Osseo (Minneapolis), MN. And at an undocumented date it was moved here to the Ray Steffans residence in Minneapolis. Subsequent status or disposition are unknown.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on February 13, 2021.

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