“After a storm last year caused water damage to the 1929 Aeolian organ located in Matthiessen Auditorium a study was conducted to determine the level of damage for an insurance claim. That study performed by Chicago-based organ curator and conservationist Jeff Weiler’s company uncovered more than was expected.”
Read about this forgotten organ in a high school in La Salle, Illinois, and why it was recently discovered. Many high schools had organs installed into their auditoriums in the 1920s and 30s. Most original installations are gone or have been mangled beyond recognition. This one survived because it was forgotten and ignored. Let’s watch what they decide to do with this precious organ.