The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2872

Builder Identification

Cleveland, Ohio from 1951. Succeeded Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling Organ Co.

Additional Notes

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

    Succeeded Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling Organ Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, 1951; active in 1989.

    Staff: Charles B. Fisk; Frank L. Friemel; John W. Goulding; Walter Hawkes; Ferdinand Holtkamp; Walter Holtkamp, Sr.; Walter Holtkamp, Jr.; Charles Litherland; Charles W. McManis; Martin Ott; Lawrence I. Phelps; Benjamin F. Sperbeck; Randall Wagner.

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  • Under the leadership of Walter Holtkamp, Sr. established a reputation for quality instruments of a unique incarnation of the ideals of the post-orchestral organ reform movement. Following a pattern established during the pre-WWII years, the firm uses only "Holtkamp" on nameplates and nameboards.
  • External Link: Holtkamp Organ Co.

Database Entries

There are 326 entries in the database that describe organs by Holtkamp Organ Co.


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Nameplate. Photograph by Jim Cook

Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Console Nameplate and Coupler Stopkeys. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Ryan D. Hulshizer

Builder's Nameplate. (2016) Photograph by ‎Joshua L. Mazur