Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1995)

Originally Robert Morton Organ Co. (1927)

Location:

Music Hall - Convention Center
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 US
Organ ID: 60693

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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, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 28 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 14, 2017:

Originally built in 1927 as 4/20 for the 4000-seat Loew's Midland Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri. 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.

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