The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2326

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts; Reading, Massachusetts, 1905–1911.

Additional Notes

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

    Rodney Gleason was born 27 Nov. 1851 in Reading, Massachusetts. He became a cabinetmaker by 1882. He was with the George Ryder firm of Boston, Massachusetts; later he was a partner in Brennan, Gleason, & White of Boston, c. 1896. The firm was short-lived: it was only active until c. 1902. Gleason left the organ business and became a farmhand or milk dealer in Reading, Massachusetts, 1905-1911; he died 6 May 1932.

    Sources:

    • Boston Organ Club Newsletter: 118:4.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 398.
    • Barbara Owen 
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

Database Entries

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