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Peoples (Alder St, Music Box) Theatre - 2/9 Wurlitzer
Portland, Oregon
901 SW Alder St.
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Broadway, looking South from Stark.
The Peoples (Alder St, Music Box) Theatre had two different pipe organs:

  • 1918 - 3/22 Kimball. This instrument was later moved to a Portland area church.
  • 1923 - 2/9 Style 210 Wurlitzer (opus #312) from the Columbia Theatre.
    Editor's note: The Junchen opus lists have reference to a Style 4 Wurlitzer but this does not match the Walton opus lists showing a Style 210.
    According William Hansen, this theatre had organ grilles, but no chambers. In 1950, the Wurlitzer was sold for $50 to William Hansen.
    1950 - Wurlitzer sold to William Hansen. Blower not operative and console cable cut
    19xx - Main chamber playing in the Hansen residence
    19xx - sold by William Hansen to Hammond dealer who trades it to Masonic Temple
    19xx - Colonel Woodlaw (owner of the Columbia), donates organ to Masonic Temple***
    19xx - sold to Seth Marks
    19xx - sold to Frank Alexander for $500.00. Installed in his home by Bob Rickett
    19xx - sold to Andy Crow of Olympia WA - current status unknown

    Postcard view looking South on Alder towards Broadway, 1929

    People's Theatre program featuring actress Charlotte Walker, c.1920's

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