Organ Pavillion

Organ Pavillion (HM1EXW)

Location: Point Marion, BC V8M 1J8 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 33.901', W 123° 28.241'

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The Aeolian Pipe Organ played at The Butchart Gardens is an early twentieth century residence instrument equipped with its own pneumatic player. Built by the Aeolian Company of New York this model, once owned by Vancouver department store owner, Chris Spencer, is identical to the one owned by R.P. Butchart and installed in his residence here at Benvenuto. Fully playable manually this organ boasts just under one thousand individual pipes, a set of twenty tubular chimes and a forty-nine note percussive harp. Paper organ rolls display the virtuoso ability of the automatic player to reproduce complex orchestral works. The photograph shows Christopher Ross, great-grandson of the Butcharts, at the keyboard of the refurbished Aeolian Pipe Organ which he helped to restore. Also shown is the roll player, which is an early forerunner of the jukebox, and some of the organ pipes in the loft.
Placed ByThe Butchart Gardens
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 465274 N 5379209
Decimal Degrees48.56501667, -123.47068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 33.901', W 123° 28.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 33' 54.06" N, 123° 28' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Benvenuto Ave, Point Marion BC V8M 1J8, CA
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