Murray M. Harris (Organ Co.) (1899)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
100 Cajon Street
Redlands, CA 92373 US
Organ ID: 67585

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Charles Eberline on January 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 15 ranks.
Charles Eberline on January 22, 2022:

The contract price was $2,500, and the organ was dedicated on January 28, 1899 (David Lennox Smith, citing California Independent 7 [February 11, 1899]: 2). The First Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Redlands were destroyed in separate predawn fires, both possibly set by arsonists, on June 29, 1967. A Redlands newspaper article ("Burned Churches") on the conflagrations reported, "Lost in the Presbyterian church fire was a pipe organ first used February 22, 1899." (Smith gave the date of the fire less precisely: "The church and its contents burned to the ground in the 1960s.")

Sources:

"Burned Churches among First to Be Built in Community," Redlands (CA) Daily Facts, June 29, 1967, 3, Newspapers.com, accessed January 22, 2022, https://www.newspapers.com/image/1311309.

Herb Pasik, "Methodist, Presbyterian Congregations Homeless," Redlands (CA) Daily Facts, June 29, 1967, 1, 3, Newspapers.com, accessed January 22, 2022, https://www.newspapers.com/image/1311284 and https://www.newspapers.com/image/1311309.

David Lennox Smith, Murray M. Harris and Organ Building in Los Angeles, 1894–1913, rev. ed., ed. Orpha Ochse in cooperation with Jack Bethards, Kevin Gilchrist, Jim Lewis, and Manuel Rosales ([Richmond]: Organ Historical Society, 2005), 226.

We received the most recent update for this note from Charles Eberline on January 22, 2022.
David Lennox Smith, Murray M. Harris and Organ Building in Los Angeles, 1894–1913, rev. ed., ed. Orpha Ochse in cooperation with Jack Bethards, Kevin Gilchrist, Jim Lewis, and Manuel Rosales ([Richmond]: Organ Historical Society, 2005), 226. : Open In New Tab Originally published 2005
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Charles Eberline on January 22, 2022.

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