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BuilderID 30

Builder Identification

St. Peter, Minnesota, 1980s; in Des Moines, Iowa.

Additional Notes

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

    With the Hendrickson Organ Company of St. Peter, Minnesota, from 1979–1980s.

    Sources:

  • From the OHS PC Database, Builders Listing editor, Updated Jan 16, 2016 with information from sources listed below —

    Kenneth C. Acrea (1938-1994)1 Was with the Hendrickson Organ Company of St. Peter, Minnesota, from at least 1979 until sometime in the 1980s. He and Barry Lund are credited with doing most of the work on the Hendrickson firm's 1979 restoration of the W.W. Kimball organ in the Union Sunday School2 chapel in Clermont, Iowa (OHS Database ID 2875). Acrea wrote an article3 describing the details of the restoration which appeared in the Fall 1981 issue of The Tracker. After leaving Hendrickson, Acrea moved to Des Moines, Iowa.

    Sources:

    1. FamRoots.Org website, "http://famroots.org/getperson.php? personID=I42672&tree=Complete" Accessed Jan 16, 2016.
    2. Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd. website, "Instruments" tab, "Restorations & Rebuilds" sub tab: "Union Sunday School", Accessed Jan 16, 2016.
    3. PipeOrganList.com (Twin Cities chapter of the American Guild of Organists) "http://www.pipeorganlist.com/Organ_Webpages/Clermont,_IA,_Union_Sunday _School,_Kimball_Dobson,_sp.html" Accessed Jan 16, 2016.

  • See also: Hendrikson Organ Co.

Database Entries

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