The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 31

Builder Identification

Providence, Rhode Island, 1883-1914.

Additional Notes

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

    Charles W. Adams was the son of Welcome K. Adams; he was with his father in W. K. Adams & Son of Providence, Rhode Island, 1883. He operated as C. W. Adams of Providence, Rhode Island, starting around 1890. Adams died circa 1914 as the result of a fall from an organ; his firm was succeeded by Wilson-Bolan Co.

    Sources:

    • Ochse, Orpha; The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press) 1975. p.252.
    • Owen, Barbara; The Organ in New England (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press) 1979. p.396.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide, (Published by Music Trades, New York) [year not given]
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  • For further information see W.S. Adams & Son

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