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BuilderID 41

Builder Identification

Providence, Rhode Island, 1885–1900; Louisville, Kentucky, 1900–19__?; Orlando, Florida, 1944.

Additional Notes

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

    With W. K. Adams & Son of Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1885–c. 1900; [with Henry Pilcher's Sons firm of Louisville, Kentucky;]* representative of Möller firm of Hagerstown, Maryland, in Orlando, Florida, 1944.

    * The text enclosed in brackets is an editorial correction. The original text reads "with Henry Pilcher & Sons firm of St. Louis, Missouri"—That firm name was used by the first Henry Pilcher with sons Henry [II] and William; the firm was active from 1856 to 1858. The correct firm is Henry Pilcher's Sons of Louisville, Kentucky, of which Adams is listed as a staff member. That firm had previously been known as "Henry Pilcher [II] & Sons" before the death of Henry II in 1891. The Louisville Pilcher firm was acquired by M. P. Möller in 1944.—Ed.

    Sources:

    • A local directory for the place and time in question.
    • Barbara Owen.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • See main entries for firms: M. P. Möller, Inc. and Henry Pilcher's Sons.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Louis F. Adams.


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