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Geneva Organ Co. (1927)

Location:

Deerpath Theatre
272 East Deerpath Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 US
Auditorium
Organ ID: 68113

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from William Dunklin on April 15, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 10 ranks. 3 manuals.
Orchestra Pit:
  • Built by Geneva Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
We received the most recent update for this console from William Dunklin on April 15, 2021.
William Dunklin on April 15, 2021:

The Deerpath Theater opened September 1, 1928 and remained a motion picture theater until it closed in 1985. As of 2021 the building still exists but has been converted to retail. Fate of the Geneva organ is unknown.

We received the most recent update for this note from William Dunklin on April 15, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ chambers either side of stage. Console at left.: Photograph from an archival source: a vintage postcard, submitted by William Dunklin. Taken approx. 1930

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