The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 462

Builder Identification

Brooklyn, New York, 1912.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Chester H. Beebe* was the Director of Hope-Jones Organ School of Brooklyn, New York in 1912.

    Source:

    • Wurlitzer Co. letter.
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    *The middle initial is "J" in Fox's Guide in both the 1991 and 1997 editions. Fox, in his book Robert Hope-Jones (Richmond: Organ Historical Society, 1992), 103–104, quotes a letter instigated by Hope-Jones and addressed to the Wurlitzer company, of which one of the signers is “Chester H. Beebe, secretary, National Association of Organists,” although page 271 has “Chester J. Beebe Director of the Hope-Jones Organ School of Brooklyn, New York, 1912.” Fox’s index lists him as Beebe, Chester H.

    The website http://composers-classical-music.com/b/BeebeChesterH.htm gives a biography of Chester Herbert Beebe that includes the information “1912 director of a theatre organist training school in Brooklyn.” He is also listed as “Beebe, C. H. . . . Chester Beebe” in John Henderson’s Directory of Composers for Organ.

    Charles Eberline —Ed.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Chester H. Beebe.


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