A Piece of Musical History
The Residence Pipe Organ
Long ago, in the days when radio was a toy for amateurs and phonographs were still acoustic, if you wanted music in your house and were "of means", you bought a pipe organ. Since you didn't actually play, you made sure it came with an automatic player. You could then relax in the evening while the butler put on rolls of whatever kind of music you fancied.
The last playable historic residence pipe organ in the San Francisco Bay Area was in the Jackling house in Woodside. The house is now gone, but a large portion of the organ is preserved in storage. View the history of the organ. Click here to see pictures of the removal.