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C. S. Haskell [Haskell Pipe Organ Manufacturing Co.] (1905)

Location:

Pennsylvania Railroad Department of the Young Men's Christian Association of Philadelphia
N 41st Street and Westminster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US
Organ ID: 68962

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 24, 2021.
Zenas Savage on August 24, 2021:

According to William Bender Wilson’s History of The Pennsylvania Railroad Department of The Young Men’s Christian Association of Philadelphia the dedication was attended by President Grover Cleveland. The organ was dedicated by Andrew Carnegie at a cost of $5500.

We received the most recent update for this note from Zenas Savage on August 24, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Auditorium stage and organ facade.: Photograph from an archival source: Source: William Bender Wilson’s History of The Pennsylvania Railroad Department of The Young Men’s Christian Association of Philadelphia., submitted by Zenas Michael Savage. Taken approx. c. 1911

Building exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Wikimedia Commons, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1911

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