The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1784

Builder Identification

Pomeroy, Ohio, 1906; Highland, Illinois; Pekin, Illinois, 1912-1917; Erie, Pennsylvania, 1917–1954.

Additional Notes

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

    Frederick R. Durst was born 6 March, 1883 in Pomeroy, Ohio; he was the brother of Val Durst; and father of Carl F. Durst. He was with the Barckhoff Organ Co. of Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1906; and later with the Wicks firm of Highland, Illinois; then the Hinners Organ Co. of Pekin, Illinois, 1912-1917. He was with A. Gottfried Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania, from 1917, as superintendent. He established the Organ Supply Corp. of Erie in 1924. He died 26 December, 1954 in Erie, Pennsylvania; His son, Carl, succeeded him as head of the company.

    Sources:

    • Diapason: Feb. 1955:23.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 798.
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  • For further information, see Organ Supply Corp.

Database Entries

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