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Royal A. Brown at Spreckels Organ in 1935

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Photo by Unknown, 1935

Civic Organist Royal Albert Brown at the keyboard of the organ in the Spreckels Pavilion in Balboa Park. He was the second Civic Organist, serving 1932 - 1954. San Diego's first Civic Organist, Humphrey Stewart, played the inaugural recital on New Year's Day in 1915. The Spreckels Organ is one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs. Constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, it is located at the corner of President's Way and Pan American Road East in the park.

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