Magazine article The Tracker

Letters: TO THE EDITOR

Magazine article The Tracker

Letters: TO THE EDITOR

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DUESENBERG

How interesting that the person creating ad copy for the Duesenberg Automobile Company would doctor up this elegant setting with a pipe organ facade. While The Tracker describes the ad being a large Aeolian from a Tudor-Revival mansion on Long Island, the setting bears a strong resemblance to another Aeolian near my home in Burlingame, Calif., on the San Francisco Peninsula built in 1914 by C. Frederick Kohl. The estate is named The Oaks. Aeolian No. 995 was built for the great room of the Kohl mansion in 1911, with two manuals and 25 ranks, including a four-rank Echo. It was installed on a musician's gallery, just like the pipe facade in the Duesenberg ad, at each end of the room with the huge fireplace in the center of the east wall. The 42,000-square-foot home was the location for several famous silent films in the '20s. The property was acquired by the Roman Catholic Church and is run by the Sisters of Mercy as a high school for girls. …

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