Franklin Butte (1934-1979)
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Franklin Butte at his residence organ in Anchorage
Remembrance published in the THEATRE ORGAN (Vol 28 No 6 Nov/Dec 1986, p12)
In 1956, Franklin acquired a 2/8 Wurlitzer organ that was originally from a theatre (name unknown) in Corvallis, Oregon installed in 1922. Over the years Franklin installed the instrument in three of his residences plus a church. More information here.
In addition to his work as a radio engineer, Franklin was involved in the acquisition and installation of a 3/8 Morton at Uncles Pizza restaurant in Anchorage. He also performed as an organist there for several years.