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Butte Residence - 2/9 Wurlitzer
Anchorage, AK
Organ installation timeframe: 1964(?) - 1979
 
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Frank Butte at his 2/9 Wurlitzer
The Frank Butte Wurlitzer (opus 569) was originally from a theatre (name unknown) in Corvallis, Oregon. It was installed in 1922. After several owners, including a church, Frank Butte acquired the instrument in 1964. It was originally 2/7, but Frank added two more ranks.
 
Frank was involved in the acquisition and installation of a 3/8 Morton at Uncles Pizza restaurant in Anchorage. He also performed as an organist there for several years.
 
Frank died February 1, 1979. His residence organ was purchased from the estate by J. Allan & Margaret MacKinnon of Juneau, Alaska.


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