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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Organ Profile

1927 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1571, at Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, Illinois

The massive organ console controls 8,000 pipes, percussions and sound effects in five rooms behind the four-story high curtain. The Perlman chandeliers are from the 1927 Garfield Theatre in Milwaukee. Photos: Leslie Schwartz.

1927 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1571, at Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, Illinois

Interior view of one of the five primary organ chambers of the 1927 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer organ, with the stack of marimbas in the upper center. Note the hardwood floor and the wooden expression shutters (closed in this photo) across the far wall.