Pipe Organ Database

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Hall Organ Co.

Location:

Residence: William Ripley Dorr
Palos Verdes Estates, CA US
Organ ID: 18483

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 15, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 stops. 17 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on September 15, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 10
  • Registers: 17
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on September 15, 2019.
Database Manager on September 15, 2019:

William Ripley Dorr was conductor of the famed St. Luke's Choristers of Long Beach, California; they appeared in over 90 feature films between 1930 and 1950, including such A pictures like The Bells of St. Mary's, San Francisco, Mrs. Miniver, Boys Town, Since You Went Away, The Corn Is Green and many others.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 16, 2019.

Database Manager on June 28, 2005:

Identified through information in Classified List of Hall Organs, published in 1929 by Hall Organ Co., West Haven, Connecticut.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from <i>The American Organist</i> February 1930: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on September 16, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Music room showing tone outlets and rear of console.: Jim Lewis collection, courtesy of Jim Lewis (c.1930).