During my trip to Delaware in Janaury 2012 I was fortunate to get to take a side trip to Philedelphia to see and hear the pipe organ at the Wanamaker department store. I had seen the organ before, many years ago at an ATOS convention. Since then it has recieved a lot of care including the console being refinished and a combination action that now works.
Stephen Ross and myself happened to be there on the one day of the month that they were giving a "tour" of the organ. Our tour guide was Nick, one of the countless voluteers that are part of the Friends of the Wanamaker organ. The store is now owned by Macy's and I was told that they realize what a national treasure they have in the organ there.
We went through many of the chambers on several levels of the store. There are pipe chambers behind the golden colored facade pipes, and behind the grills on the levels above. I got a picture of some of the string pipes and 2 of the 7 blowers!!
There is a little Wurlitzer installed in Greek Hall also in the building. I did get a chance to play it. It once belonged to famous organist Lowell Ayars. Its console has been expertly refinished and it's a little gem.