The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 4178

Builder Identification

Alton, Illinois, 192–unknown date; Granite City, Illinois, from unknown date after 1921–at least 1960.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Active in Alton, Illinois, 1921; in Granite City, Illinois.

    Staff: W. A. Brummer; Harry G. Fernihough; Donald G. Hoyer

    Sources:

    • Diapason: Dec. 1921:26.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, January 14, 2017. —

    Midwest Organ Service of Granite City, was still in business in 1960. The St. Joseph, Missouri chapter of the AGO website reports the organ in First Christian Church of St. Joseph was rebuilt in 1955 and 1960 by the firm. Information from David Lewis.

    OHS Database entry for this organ's 1960 addition of Antiphonal organ gives Walter. A. 'Gus' Brummer as the builder making the addition. David Lewis provided the last update (2013-01-26) so Mr. Lewis presumably equated Brummer with Midwest Organ Service.

    Source:

    • St. Joseph, Missouri chapter of the AGO, http://www.stjoearts.org/agencies/AGO/AGO%20First%20Christian%20Church.htm, Accessed Jan 14, 2017.
    • OHS Database OrganID=32530.

Database Entries

There are 6 entries in the database that describe organs by Midwest Organ Service.


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