The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 102

Builder Identification

Berkeley, California, 1916; Washington, Missouri, 1979.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Relocated from Anderson, Indiana, to Marion, Indiana, 1915; in Berkeley, California, 1916; active in Washington, Missouri, 1979.

    Staff: Raymond E. Churchtown, _____Spencer.

    This may be two different firms with the same name. –Ed.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason February 1915, 6.
    • The Diapason March 1916, 17.
    • Organ Handbook [1979*] (Organ Historical Society), 28.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    *The date in A Guide to North American Organbuilders is 1978, apparently a typographical error. Page 28 of the 1979 Handbook contains the description of the 1862 J. G. Pfeffer organ in St. Mary’s Church (R. C.), Moselle (P.O. Villa Ridge), Missouri, with the statement that “the organ was renovated in recent years by the American Pipe Organ Co., Washington, Missouri; Raymond Churchtown was in charge of the project.”
    — Information courtesy of Charles Eberline.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by American Pipe Organ Co. [possibly two different firms].


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