The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Loew's Theatre/ Ocean State Performing Arts Center / Providence Performing Arts Center
Providence, Rhode Island

OHS Database ID 7971.


This organ received OHS Citation number 405, 2011-07-02.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 31, 2012.

Technical Details

Wurlitzer EP chests .

5 manuals. 169 stops. 21 ranks.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Horseshoe style console.

Stop keys in horseshoe curves. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Concave radiating pedalboard.


  • Status Note: Operational. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Building was Loew's Theater. Relocated in 1982 from Marbro Theatre, Chicago, IL via Minneapolis, MN. One of 5 five-manual Wurlitzers. Theater previously had 1928 Morton 4-20r, the pipes of which went to Waltham, MA. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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  • Ortloff, Jonathan. "Wurlitzer Opus 1587; Providence Performing Arts Center; Providence, Rhode Island," The Tracker (Volume 55 No.1, pp. 14-17). [Photographs, description, disposition]

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