Estherville Lutheran Church

208 North Eighth Street
Estherville, IA 51334

(Organ originally in a theater in York, Nebraska - see story below.)
Builder: Wurlitzer Co., The Rudolph, Op. 2028, 1929.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: 5 (now 6)
Action: Electro-pneumatic

Notes: Information from Will Dunklin. A Wurlitzer Style 150 with 2-manuals and pedal with 5-ranks (in one chamber).

The ranks were Tibia Clausa, Concert Flute, Salicional, Trumpet and Vox Humana. A 6th-on this organ must be a later addition.

Updated information from John Panning (Dobson) This is a Style 150 that was originally installed in the Sun Theater in York, Nebraska. A number of electronic voices were added at some point, and the tube-based tone generators and amplifiers, though non-functional, were still in the chamber at the time of my visit. The console bears a label reading "Haygren Electronic Ensemble." Robert Arndt has also performed some work on the organ.

Additional information from Stephen Hall. Organ renovated in 2008 by Bob Arndt (Arndt Organ Supply of Iowa) with help from members of the congregation. Case restored by David Hikes. (information from article in Estherville Daily News, dated Sept. 24, 2008)

Organ Historical Society as of 2008.