The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 112

Builder Identification

Denver, Colorado, c. 1875.

Additional Notes

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

    Born c. 1826 in Sweden; in eastern United States; in Blackhawk, Colorado, 1862; in Central City, Colorado, c. 1862, jeweler; partner with George Silsby in Anderson-Silsby firm of Denver, Colorado, c. 1875; died 1922.

    Sources:

    • The Bicentennial Tracker (Organ Historical Society, 1976), 117.
    • James M. Bratton, "Hook Your Hastings to a Steer," Colorado Episcopalian.
    • Barbara Owen.
    • Tracker 8:1, 12.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

     

  • For further information see Anderson-Silby

     

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, August 14, 2016. —

    Ortha Osche gives Anderson’s birth year as 1836.1 Her only citation for the section on Anderson is an article in Music (predecessor to American Organist) by James Bratton.2

    Source:

    1. Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 308–9.
    2. James M. Bratton, “Pipe Organs before 1900,” Music 2, no. 5 (May 1968): 33, 45 (cited in Ochse).

Database Entries

There are 6 entries in the database that describe organs by Charles Anderson.


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