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F. A. Bartholomay (& Sons) (1924)

Location:

Central Y.M.C.A.
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 US
Organ ID: 69658

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lodges and Clubs
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on November 17, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 17, 2021:

"The instrument is of the type used in moving picture houses." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · 21 Sep 1924, Sun · Page 53

Dedicated by Rollo F. Maitland, organist of the Stanley Theatre. The above article says that the first organ was given by John Wanamaker and that there are now two organs in use.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 17, 2021.
New Organ Installed: Open In New Tab Announcement of newly installed organ
Document created on 1924-09-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on November 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Building exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Springfield College Archives and Special Collections, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1930

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