Andy Crow (1995)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 858, 1924)
Exhibited in the 2008 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501 US
Organ ID: 36214

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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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 25, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 23 ranks. 1,703 pipes. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 178 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 178
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 17, 2015:

Updated through online information from Dennis James.

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

Database Manager on April 01, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Ian Eure.

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

Database Manager on July 14, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This organ has as its origins, the 1924, 2/9 Style F "Special" Wurlitzer (Op. 858) originally built for the Olympic (originally, Liberty) Theatre in Olympia, WA. A 10th rank (Moller Posthorn) was added while still in the theatre. In 1981, the organ was removed and stored by Andy Crow with the intent/hope of installing it in the future WA Center for the Performing Arts, which was founded in 1983. The theatre was gutted and rebuilt. The console is from the 1927 Wurlitzer originally built as Opus 1674 for Seattle's Orpheum Theatre, and was acquired from Uncle Milt's Pizza Co. in Vancouver, WA. The WCftPA organ was installed and dramatically enlarged by Andy Crow and Les Lehne. The console was refinished by Ed & Patti Zollman of Colorado Springs,CO. - who also installed the Uniflex 2000 control system with record and playback capability. The organ was dedicated by Andy Crow on October 1, 1995.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2008 OHS Atlas: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on February 25, 2022.
Washington Center for the Performing Arts: Open In New Tab 2008 Atlas article on the rebuilt organ with specifications, chamber and pipe analysis and original stoplist.
Document created on 2008-07-14
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on February 25, 2022.

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