The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1521

Builder Identification

Buffalo, New York, c.1875–1880; Chicago, Illinois, c.1892–

Additional Notes

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

    Active in Buffalo, New York, c. 1875–1880; representative of the Roosevelt firm of New York City, New York, in Chicago, Illinois, c. 1892; with successor Farrand & Votey of Detroit, Michigan, in Chicago, Illinois.

    Sources:

    • Local directories of the period.
    • Musical and Sewing Machine Gazette, 21 Feb. 1880, p21.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 281.
    • The Tracker, 9:2 (Richmond, VA. Organ Historical Society, 1964), 10.
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Database Entries

There are 5 entries in the database that describe organs by William J. Davis.


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