Help for California Theatre, Pittsburg, CA ?

CITY  FUNDING  CUT  IMPERILS ORGAN  PROJECT

 

The City of Pittsburg, CA has been in the process of restoration of the
California Theatre in downtown Pittsburg.  Built in 1920, architect
Albert Cornelius. In 1928 the Robert Morton Organ Company installed the
pipe organ. Last year the City bought back the original organ that was
removed in 1949.  Several months ago the theatre project funds were cut
more than half, so the City is doing whatever to get the theatre open
for April this year. There are now no funds for the organ reinstallation,
but a small group has formed to raise funds for this project, which is
headed by Tom LaFleur of Pacific Community Services, Inc. in Pittsburg.

Due to the theatre budget cut the City has now planned to install HVAC units in the organ pipe chambers which would kill the organ project. Originally the
HVAC units were to be installed under the main floor, where they were
originally.
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Please pass this on to anyone that might have an answer to our
situation, so that the dream of having an original theatre with its
pipe organ a reality!
contact: Tom LaFleur   (925) 383-1610……..email: tomlf@earthlink.net

respectfully, Dave Moreno

One Comment

  1. Gary Parks

    While I don’t have an immediate technical answer to this problem, I have sent an email to Mr. LeFleur, offering to send an endorsement to the appropriate individuals that the organ remain part of the project, if he feels it would help.

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