Atlantic City pipe organ doing fine after Sandy
November 28, 2012By NewsWorks Staff
Considering the destruction Hurrican Sandy visited upon the Jersey Shore, NewsWorks reader A.D. Godbee had some concerns about the Midmer-Losh pipe organ in Atlantic City's historic Boardwalk Hall.
He asked: How has restoration on the instrument advanced? And did flooding from Sandy damage the building or the console?
WHYY reporter Mary Cummings-Jordan followed up and has good news. The organ is OK.
Here is what she found out:
I spoke to Carl Loeser, organ curator at Boardwalk Hall. No problems with the organ during the storm.
The building took a couple of inches of water in spots, but the roof was fine, organ unaffected, and Carl, Buddy Grover [a volunteer working on restoration of the instrument] and crew are moving steadily along on restoration.
Also, Buddy was on a cruise when the storm hit. Good timing! He's also back in his apartment now, no problems.
There has also been some confusion over which organ is larger — the Wanamaker in Philadelphia or the Midmer-Losh in A.C. We dug up some information on that account last spring.