Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (1985)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 505, 1921)

Location:

Residence: Jim Krughoff
Downers Grove, IL US
Organ ID: 59379

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Wurlitzer
  • 33 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 17, 2016:

Wurlitzer "Style 260"
Factory date: December 30, 1921
Originally installed in Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, California. In 1956, the organ was sold to Harvey Heck, Tarzana, California, who enlarged the organ and added the console from opus 402 (Missouri Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri). In 1972, the organ was sold to William P. Brown and installed in his Organ Stop Pizza (#1) restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1984, Brown retired from the restaurant business and sold the property; the developer razed the restaurant and sold the organ to Jim Krughoff who installed it in his residence in Downers Grove, Illinois. Krughoff has enlarged the organ to 4/33.

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

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