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Savoy Theatre - 2/8 Estey
Eugene, Oregon
Organ installation timeframe: 1913-1930s
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The Savoy Theatre had a two-manual, eight-rank Estey tubular pneumatic organ (opus #1106) installed in 1913 at a cost of $2,760. The instrument remained in the theatre until it was relocated to Seattle's Madrona Presbyterian Church in the 30's. According to Jim Stettner, the organ was installed "as is" with its original tubular-pneumatic action. It was later electrified, but exists tonally unaltered.
In 2013, Jim inspected the instrument in Seattle and found "Eugene Oregon" written on the first common metal 8' Open Diapason pipe - which is the first pipe not in the original zinc facade.

Editor's note: According to Jim Stettner, and verified by the Estey opus lists, opus #1106 was erroneously listed in the David Junchen Encyclopedia of American Theatre Organ as being installed in a Seattle "Savoy Theatre." The Estey opus lists indicate Eugene, Oregon. No record of a Savoy Theatre in Seattle can be found.

A glimpse of the console and facade pipes can be seen in these photos of the Madrona Presbyterian Church, date unknown. Photos courtesy Jim Stettner.
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