Steubenville, OH - Restoration efforts of the Grand Theater’s pipe organ continue

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on November 15, 2016 at 11:54 am


From Work continues on the Grand Theater’s original pipe organ.

Every saturday, volunteers meet in Steubenville to restore the music maker.

The “Wurlitzer” dates back to 1924 when it was used to provide a soundtrack for silent films.

“We really want to bring it back to celebrate what Steubenville was and the pipe organ is one of the coolest things that we’ll have back here,” Scott Dressel with the Grand Theater Restoration Project said. “It’ll make a lot of noise when it’s ready.”

The project is expected to be finished between Christmas and May 2017.

As a fundraiser, individuals and businesses can sponsor a pipe.

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