Columbia Theater

281 E. Whittier Street,
Columbus, OH 43206

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AndrewBarrett on January 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm

According to the Searchable Opus List Database,

the Columbia Theatre had a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, style B Special, Opus 1260, installed on January 30, 1926. The “Special” could mean a number of things including an additional pipe rank, percussion, or other options special-ordered by the customer.

However, the standard model B featured two manuals and four ranks (having a horseshoe console), plus three tuned percussions and 17 traps and sound effects.

I am not sure what music the theatre had before getting the Wurlitzer, but it is likely they had some kind of photoplayer, which Wurlitzer may have taken in as a partial trade-in towards the new organ.

The database says that it is unknown what became of the Wurlitzer organ, opus 1260. Does anyone know where this organ, or its parts, is today?