Ellensburg Theatre - 2/5 Wurlitzer, Style 170
Organ installation timeframe: 1922 - 1938
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The only known picture of the Ellensburg Theatre
The Ellensburg Theatre was previously an opera house. A 2/5 Wurlitzer opus 451 was installed in 1922.
The organ was originally shipped to the San Francisco Wurlitzer store/warehouse in 1921.
Tex Frasier was organist at the Ellensburg in 1922.
1928 stage production at the Ellensburg Theatre
The theatre building was eventually lost in a fire.
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In 1938, Balcom & Vaughan moved the organ to Seattle's
Playland Amusement Park Skating Rink.
In 1943, the organ was moved again to the
Rollerfair Rink in Everett.
The instrument is now owned by Ray & Muriel
Whelpley of Bellevue, Washington.