The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1420

Builder Identification

San Francisco, California, c.1890-1894; Los Angeles, California, 1890s–1930.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Father of Edward A. and Carl A. Crome; in St. Louis, Missouri; with Schoenstein firm of San Francisco, California, c. 1890-1894; with Fletcher & Harris of Los Angeles, California, 1890s; with successor Murray M. Harris firm; with successor Los Angeles Art Organ Co. of Los Angeles, 1904; partner with J. Edgar Varnum in Crome & Varnum of Los Angeles, 1906; died Dec. 29, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, succeeded by his sons.

    Staff: Roy W. Tolchard.

    Sources:

    • Bicentennial Tracker: 122.
    • The Diapason: February 1931:14.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 317.
    • Louis J. Schoenstein, Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder (San Francisco: Cue Publications, 1977), 26, 256.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The Tracker: 3:3:6.
    • The American Organist: March 1926, 62
    •  

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Edward L. Crome.


We are always interested in adding to our information about builders and correcting any errors that our Database may contain. If you can provide us with corrections or additions to the information presented here, please click the Update button and use the online form to send us details.

Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.


 

OHS Logo

This page was opened in a secondary window or tab. To return to the list of builders, simply close this tab.

Some of our entries are names that might never appear on a nameplate or nameboard.
On the other hand, there are both individuals and firms who are responsible for conserving historic organs through location, or preserving the usefulness of pipe organs through rebuilding or making modifications to existing instruments. In these cases, we are proud to acknowledge their contributions to the ongoing artistic tradition of the pipe organ in America through individual entries in our online database.