The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2551

Builder Identification

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1805–1818; New York City, New York, 1818–1872.

Additional Notes

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

    Brother of James and Welford Hall; apprentice with John Lowe of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1805-1813; succeeded Lowe, 1813; married Maria Erben, sister of Henry Erben, 18 Mar. 1818; in New York City, New York, late 1818; partner with Henry Erben in Hall & Erben of New York City, 1824-1847; operated firm, 1843; partner with John Labagh in Hall & Labagh of New York City, 1846; in successor Hall, Labagh & Co. with James Kemp, 1868; retired 1872, succeeded by Labagh & Kemp.

    Staff: George W. Earle; Reuben Midmer; Reuben Nichols.

    Sources:

    • OC: 147.
    • OG: 37.
    • Stephen Pinel.
    • Tracker, 9:3, 13.
    • Tracker, 30:2, 15.  

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing Editor, August 30, 2016. —

    Thomas Hall: American organ builder of English birth. "Hall's significance among nineteenth-century New York organbuilders lies not only in his own work but his training those who became major figures in the "New York City school," among them Henry Erben, Richard M. Ferris, and Hilborne Roosevelt."

    Source:

    • John K. Ogasapian, "Hall, Thomas." in The Organ: An Encyclopedia edited by Douglas Bush & Richard Kassel (Utah and New York: Psychology Press, 2006), p. 238.

Database Entries

There are 19 entries in the database that describe organs by Thomas Hall.


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