Pipe Organ Database

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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1477, 1920)

Location:

Residence: R. P. Butchart - Benvenuto
800 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8 CA
Organ ID: 9077

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 11 ranks. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 01, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Douglas Adams. -- The former residence 'Benvenuto' is used as a restaurant and office space by The Butchart Gardens.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1998.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

R.P. Butchart signed the contract on April 21, 1920 for II/11-ranks for $15,325. A Duo-Art player was included. The organ was sold by AeolianÆs Toronto agents, Mason & Risch Ltd. The price to them for the organ was $3,937.50. In August Butchart bought three more ranks and a Harp for $5,110. In 1928 another three ranks and a set of Chimes were added for $3,550. The estate became the Butchart Gardens. During World War II the organ was moved to Stanley Park, Vancouver. In February 1969, it was shipped back and reinstalled in the Butchart house.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

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