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    The first real pipe organ I ever played was the one at the Jefferson theatre in Beaumont Texas. It was a Robert Morton (3/8 I believe) and had a beautiful sound. It was recently renovated and redone (with a lot of help from my uncle), but they had to evacuate from the hurricane.

    I know Beaumont was hit, but do not know the details. Does any one know if this organ is okay?


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    Re: Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont Texas

    From: REWillson@aol.com
    >Reply-To: theatreorgans-l@theatreorgans.com
    >To: "Theatreorgans-L List Member" <Theatreorgans-L@theatreorgans.com>
    >Subject: [Theatreorgans-L] Jefferson Theatre Beaumont, TX (Hurricane Rita)
    >Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 13:08:38 EDT
    >
    >Greetings from Houston,
    >
    >I received the following information indirectly from Carolyn Johnson who is
    >a staff member at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont, TX. The organ is an
    >original installation 3/8 Robert Morton that was renovated two years ago
    >while
    >the theatre was undergoing restoration.
    >
    >Dick Willson
    >
    >************************************************* *****************************
    >*************************
    > > The organ was raised out of the pit, and probably a good thing as we
    >did
    > > get some flooding (well, sopping wet carpet) at the front of the
    >auditorium.
    > >
    > > There is some water damage from windows that were blown in on the 2nd
    >and
    > > 3rd floors and so things are a mess, but otherwise it seems to have
    >fared
    > rather
    > > well.
    >
    >
    >
    >
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      Re: Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont Texas

      Thanks a bunch, that was worrying me a little bit. With all the trouble to refurbish the organ, I hoped that it was still okay.

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      • #4
        Re: Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont Texas

        I'm wondering how Nuclearchildren (Kevin) and his family made it through the storm. He lives in Houston or at least he did. I sent him an email and haven't heard back.

        Concerned,

        Rich

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        • #5
          Re: Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont Texas

          I also have an organ friend that lives in Houston... Stephen Morris, organist at Church of the Holy Spirit in Houston. I've been wondering how he's doing, but don't have an address to e-mail.

          I'm sure he and Kevin are just fine...

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          • #6
            Re: Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont Texas

            Rich,
            Thanks for the concern, we in Houston (westside) were extremely lucky to have Rita go east of us to the poor folks in Beaumont and Cameron LA. My part of town had little rain and only gusts of 40 mph wind - truly fortunate. Many prepared and left town. We 'sheltered in place'. I even moved the Hammond away from the window. Almost everything is back to normal at least on the westside. Really makes you think, a cat 3 hurricane really packs a punch. I didn't get the e-mail, let me check the address im the profile...

            Regards,
            KRH

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