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Robert Morton Organ Co. (1927)

Location:

Loew's Midland Theatre
1228 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 US
Organ ID: 57379

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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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 20 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 14, 2017:

The organ was purchased ca. 1965 by Robert Fray and installed in his residence. Moved to Solana Theare in Solana Beach, California; after a short time there it was given to the Ohio Center for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ohio, as a parts organ for their sister organ in Loew's Ohio Theatre. In 1984 a group of Kansas City theatre organ enthusiasts purchased the organ and began repairs, finding replacements parts as needed, and adding seven ranks. A new home for the organ was found in the Art Deco Music Hall of the Convention Center in Kansas City. The small group formally named itself Kansas City Theater Pipe Organ, Inc., and began the process of installing the organ in the Music Hall. The organ grew to 28 ranks and was rededicated on September 25, 1995, with Dennis James at the console.

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

Database Manager on January 01, 2016:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by William Dunklin, using information from this web site: http://www.robertmorton.org/opus-list.html.

The ornate, 3500 seat theatre, now known only as the Midland, still exists as of 2015 but the organ is not present.

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

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