Owner (2006-2007)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1232, 1925)

Location:

Fox Theatre
119 S. Tower Ave.
Centralia, WA US
Auditorium
Organ ID: 71663

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • 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 August 26, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 7 ranks. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops.
Main:
  • Built by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2022.
Jim Stettner on August 26, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a used organ in a private residence by the owner. The original home was the California Theatre in Dunsmuir, California. Identified from the Judd Walton Wurlitzer opus list and the Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society website. Style D, 6-ranks.

  1. Originally built for the California Theatre in Dunsmuir, CA.
  2. To San Francisco business of Vernon Gregory. 7-rank Smith organ added. Stoprail enlarged to 3m.
  3. 1967, to Reno Nevada residence of Fred & Eva Beeks.
  4. 1989, to Skagway, Alaska residence of Fred & Eva Beeks.
  5. 2005, here: given to Fox Theatre in Centralia, WA. Installation 2006-2007 by Fred & Eva Beeks. Reduced to the original Wurlitzer Style D 6-ranks plus a Gottfried 8' Kinura. The added 3rd manual was retained, but the 2nd stop rail was eliminated. Disposition of the 7 added Smith ranks is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 26, 2022.

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