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Coliseum Theatre - 2/8 Kimball
Juneau, Alaska
Franklin St.
Organ installation timeframe: 1928 - 1939
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The Coliseum Theatre was built by W. D. Gross. A 2/8 Kimball (KPO 7019) was installed in 1928. J. Allan MacKinnon of Juneau has the paperwork and correspondence between Gross and Sandy Balcom arranging for the purchase and installation.
In 1939-1940, the organ was moved to Juneau's new 20th Century Theatre, also owned by Mr. Gross.
In January 1946, the Coliseum Theatre building and apartments were lost in a fire.
According to news reports of the time:
JUNEAU, ALASKA -- In a heavy downpour that hampered firemen seriously the Coliseum Theatre and Coliseum Apartments burn in a $130,000 fire that at one time threatened the entire downtown section of Alaska's capital and left 26 families homeless. No loss of life was reported.

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