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C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.] (1915)

Location:

Bellevue Theatre (Kensington)
2212 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133 US
Organ ID: 69715

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on November 23, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Built by C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.]
  • Manuals: 2
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on November 23, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 23, 2021:

The Bellevue Theatre opened in 1915, as the only theatre with a large orchestra in the Kensington neigborhood of Philadelphia. It was listed in the 1926 edition of Film Daily Yearbook with 1,000-seats. It was still open in 1931 having been wired for sound, but had gone from listings in 1932 and had permanently closed by 1939. After closing, the Bellevue Theatre served as an auto parts store. The building stood vacant for many years, but was demolished in 2019 for condos to be built on the site.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 23, 2021.

Paul R. Marchesano on November 23, 2021:

Built by Charles E. Haskell, and appeared in a February, 1915 listing published in The Diapason by the firm. 2 manuals.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 23, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Exterior of building: Photograph from an archival source: City of Philadelphia Department of Records, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

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