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Colonial Theatre - 2/9 Wurlitzer
Tacoma, Washington
Organ installation timeframe: 1919 - 1931
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Interior of the Colonial Theatre, Wurlitzer console visible in orchestra pit, date unknown
The Colonial had two different organs:

  • In 1914, an Estey instrument was installed via "Moore Instrument Company." In 1917, this instrument moved to Stadium High School in Tacoma. Three stops and traps were added after the move.
  • In 1919, a two-manual Wurlitzer, Style 210 "Special" opus #263 was installed. This instrument was later moved by Balcom & Vaughan to Spokane's Fox Theatre. In 1961, it was removed from that location sold to an individual in California.
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    Auditorium of the Colonial Theatre. Note fresco painting on walls
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    Sign for a show at the Colonial Theatre starting October 7, 1927
    Photos courtesy William Zinn

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