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The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1206, 1925)

Location:

Shea's Buffalo Theatre / Shea's Buffalo Center for Performing Arts
646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 US
Organ ID: 10993

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 28 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.
Database Manager on July 18, 2018:

Information from The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History by David L. Junchen (comp. & ed. Jeff Weiler). The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
Wurlitzer "Style Special"
Factory date: November 30, 1925
Cost: $68,500

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2004.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Was Shea's Buffalo Theatre; became a Paramount Theatre in 1934; purchased by the Loew's chain in 1948. Organ repaired in 1944 by Wurlitzer. Restoration begun in 1977 under Allen Miller. The stoplist in OH 2004 is the 1983 stoplist.

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

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