It appears that the chapel organ pre-dates the building. ‘Dedicated to the Memory of Hannah Morrison Thatcher 1941.’
1601 22nd Ave
San Francisco, CA
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This entry was posted on April 17, 2011 by lds architecture. It was filed under Meetinghouses, Sunset Ward, United States and was tagged with Organ.
The Sunset Ward has a wonderful pipe organ which represents an impressive achievement. While the chapel plans were being made, President Winter went to the three Thatcher sisters, Josephine Danford, Harriet Poland, and Luna Hansen, and suggested that they donate a pipe organ as a memorial to their mother Hannah Morrison Thatcher. Porter Danford, a non-member businessman in town, managed the fund-raising campaign, writing and phoning friends world-wide in search of funds. The family raised the money and bought the organ. A small bronze plaque still testifies to their contribution. —from the personal history of S. J. Lauper, bishop of the Sunset Ward when the building was being built.
October 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm
Fantastic info – thanks for this!
November 14, 2011 at 6:24 am
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