Benjamin Lenoir was a famous organ manufacturer and curator from the early 20th century. During his professional career Lenoir “hand-built” only a limited number of his famous pipe organs for theatres.
Its widely known that the Westmont Theatre housed a Benjamin Lenoir organ valued at $25,000 (in the 1926 economy), but sadly no known photographs of the Westmont Theatre organ have surfaced…until now!!!
Brantly Duddy, a 90-year old organ curator and one-time apprentice of Lenoir’s, has detailed information about Lenoir’s work, and, more importantly, information about the Westmont Lenior organ.
THE WESTMONT HOUSED ONE OF FOUR CUSTOM BUILT ORGANS BY LENOIR
The picture below is what the Westmont Theatre Ogran looked like in its “heyday”