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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 216, 1914)

Location:

Shea's Elmwood Theatre
539 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 US
Organ ID: 22286

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on November 16, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 24 ranks. 1,390 pipes. 4 manuals. 23 stops. 42 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 23
  • Registers: 42
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 18, 2018.
Jeff Scofield on November 16, 2021:

The 1,400-seat theater closed and was demolished in 1965.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 16, 2021.

Jeff Scofield on November 16, 2021:

Replaced in 1922 by 3/15 Wurlitzer Op. 568 and relocated to St. Luke's AME Church; moved by Carl Stradtman to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Buffalo NY, minus some parts; project abandoned and enclosed divisions boarded up.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 16, 2021.

Database Manager on December 21, 2005:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced in 1922 by 3/15 WurliTzer, #568.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 16, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Front of theater: Photograph by cinematreasures.org, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1932

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