Updated through on-line information from paul marchesano.
Updated through on-line information from Paul Marchesano.
Organ relocated from Sesquicentennial Exposition and reinstalled in Irvine Auditorium by Austin Organs, paid directly by Cyrus H. K. Curtis.
Expression shoe coupling, originally Austin electo-pneumatic, removed 1980; currently solid-state.
Hall renovated 1997-2001. Concurrently pipework removed, crated, cleaned and repaired. New actions installed (by Austin). 1926 Austin pipework matching missing original ranks obtained and installed during restoration (Swell Fagotto 16' and Solo Tuba Magna 8'). All pipework restored at Austin factory. New 4 manual drawknob solid state console. Approximate cost of project $1,400,000.
Historic Organ recital 21 Jan 1990. Historic organ recital 12 Jun 2004.
Renovated by Austin in 1961: 4 ranks replaced. Original Console partially solid stated 1980. 2 original ranks recovered c.1986 (Swell French Trumpet 8' and Oboe Clarion 4').
Console (Photo taken after removal from instrument): Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2007-10-15
Irvine Auditorium showing the facade pipes on Proscenium Pedal chambers. Balance of organ is located behind the stenciled scrim on upper left/right.: Photograph by Paul R Marchesano. Taken on 2014-08-21
Original (rebuilt) console on stage with auditorium behind. Was used as a publicity shot during the 1980s.: Photograph by Photograph by a hired photographer, name unknown, submitted by Paul R Marchesano, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 1985-06-30