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Near Brentwood Bay in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Organ Pavillion

 
 
Organ Pavillion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. Organ Pavillion Marker
Inscription.

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.
 
Erected by The Butchart Gardens.
 
Location. 48° 33.901′ N, 123° 28.241′ W. Marker is near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Click for map. Marker and Organ Pavilion are at The Butchart Gardens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Organ Pavillion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. Organ Pavillion and Marker
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Concert Lawn (a few steps from this marker); Seed & Fireworks Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); Coast Salish Totem Poles (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden History (within shouting distance of this marker); Above The Sunken Garden (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fountain of the Three Sturgeons (about 150 meters away); The Japanese Garden (about 150 meters away); The Sunken Garden (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Brentwood Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Butchart Gardens. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Butchart Gardens on Facebook. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Aeolian Pipe Organ Website. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentMan-Made Features
 
The Butchart Gardens Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. The Butchart Gardens Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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