PipeChat Digest #531 - Thursday, September 24, 1998
First TO
  by "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com>
RE: First TO
  by "Tom Blackwell  425-957-8648" <tom@spry.com>
ReedDoc, R.I.P.
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>

(back) Subject: First TO From: "S LaManna" <slamanna@hotmail.com> Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:56:25 PDT   Just curious...   But,....can anyone tell me when the first theatre organ was built, and when and where?   Also, is it still standing?   Steve LaManna   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: RE: First TO From: Tom Blackwell (ED/786) 425-957-8648 <tom@spry.com> Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 10:04:22 -0700   Hello Steve:   The first 'motion picture' theatre to have an organ in the U.S. is believed to be Clemmer's Dream Theatre in Seattle, Washington. An Estey Organ (Opus 479) of nine ranks was installed in 1908. The instrument was purchased through Sherman Clay Music Co. of Seattle. A famous organist at the Dream was Oliver Wallace.   This instrument was sold in 1914 to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Seattle where it remained until the church was razed in 1926. It then went to another church in Spokane, although augmented. It is still believed to be in this church.   Tom Blackwell Seattle, WA tom@pstos.org   http://www.pstos.org   > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On > Behalf Of S > LaManna > Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 4:56 AM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: First TO > > > Just curious... > > But,....can anyone tell me when the first theatre organ was > built, and > when and where? > > Also, is it still standing? > > Steve LaManna > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: ReedDoc, R.I.P. From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 22:44:42 -0500   It is with great sorrow that I forward along to the list the following obitury for one of our esteemed members, Ed Peterson.   Although, Ed and I never met in person we had developed quite a friendship especially during the PipeChat IRC sessions and I, for one will miss him greatly on these lists. Actually, I had tried to arrange to meet him on my last trip up to Michigan about a month ago but he was having too many physical problems to set up a meeting at that time. I was hoping that he would be better by the time that I am going up to Champaign, IL for the AIO Convention next week so I could stop to meet him on that trip.   I received word of his passing late yesterday afternoon prior to going to our AGO Chapter's Members' Recital and last night I dedicated the piece I was playing in the recital in his memory.   He will be missed.   David Co-owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   ****************************** This is from _The Reporter_ for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, p. 12   Edward Allen Peterson Jr. of Lebanon died Monday, Sept. 21, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, following a brief illness. He was 55.   Born Jan. 23, 1943, in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Lillian Athalene 'Chick' (Gascho) Peterson Sr. He was reared and educated in Lebanon and graduated form Lebanon High School in 1961. He attended Purdue University. For several years during his childhood, he had resided in Champaign, Ill. Following his schooling, he had lived in Richmond for a few years.   Mr. Peterson had been self-employed and had pursued various interests including fine arts, computers, and antiques. He also played the organ and the piano. He had been a partner with David Wines in the downtown Lebanon Antique Store. Mr. Peterson was a member and one of the founders of Center State Theater in Lebanon. He also belonged to the Sons of the American Revolution, American Guild of Organists, and the Reed Organ Society, for which he was a magazine editor.   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Elizabeth Anne 'Libby') Eisele, and nieces Anne and Kathryn Eisele, all of Elkhart.   Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers Chapel of Memories, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, with the Rev. Laurie L. Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. Calling at Myers Mortuary will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.   Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Public Library."   *********