University of Florida
Gainesville, FL US
Building R - Room 136
Organ ID: 71904
This entry represents the relocating of an existing organ to a new location for the same owner. According to the School of Music website, "In 1960, it was realized that the needs of the Department of Music for organ practice space could not be met if the instrument remained in a location also used for committee meetings, movies, etc. The organ was, therefore, moved to Building “R” during the Thanksgiving holidays and set up in practice room 136."
It further states, "In 1966, the organ was completely overhauled and rebuilt by John Harold Murphy Pipe Organs of St. Petersburg, FL, a subsidiary of the Reuter Organ Company."
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