The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2691

Builder Identification

Michigan, 1905; Southfield, Michigan.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 13 Oct. 1892; with Casavant Frères Ltée. firm of St. Hyacinthe, Quèbec, Canada in Michigan, 1905*; with J. A. Hébert & Son Co. of Southfield, Michigan, vice president; died 27 Jan. 1971, age 78.

    * The 1905 date is problematic: Casavant did not open their branch factory in South Haven, Michigan until 1912. Hebert was only 13-years-old that year, and it seems unlikely that Casavant would have trusted someone so young as their representative. Perhaps he was one of several people on call when a new organ was installed. If so, by the time the South Haven factory opened, he would have been 20 and a veteran with seven years of experience, certainly a good candidate for an independent installer. –Editor.

    Sources:

    • Diapason April 1971, 8.
    • Music*, May 1971, 10.
      *Published by the American Guild of Organists, 1967-1978; name changed to The American Organist starting with the Jan. 1979 issue.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    •  

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by J. A. Hebert (Hébert).


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.