Orpheum Theatre

210 S. Main Street,
Elkhart, IN 46516

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AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on January 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Good to see that this theatre building SEEMS to be still standing, and in use as a church. Are there any interior or exterior photos of it from its days as a theatre?

According to “The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ”, pg. 629, the “Orpheum Th.” in Elkhart, Indiana originally had a two-manual Seeburg-Smith theatre pipe organ installed in 1920. The size of the instrument (# of ranks) is not given in the book (not known at the time of publication). This organ has/had Spencer blower serial #10866, which was 2 horsepower and delivered wind at 10" static pressure.

Does anybody know more about this organ and where it (or its parts) is/are today? Could it still be installed and in use in the building as a church organ?

Thanks!