The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 48

Builder Identification

Alliance, Ohio, by 1927–1964.

Additional Notes

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

    Swedish; with Hillgreen, Lane & Co. of Alliance, Ohio, 1927, console foreman.

    Source:

    • Junchen, David; Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 159.
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  • From the OHS PC Database, Buildings Listing Editor, updated May 15, 2016 with information supplied by Charles Eberline. —

    Swedish immigrant Gustav Adolphson (1892-1970) was with Hillgreen, Lane & Co. of Alliance, Ohio. He was the console foreman by 1927.1 He retired in 1964. He died June 17, 1970 in Alliance, Ohio.2 Born in Calmar, Sweden, Dec. 28, 1892, he came to the United States around 1910, settling in Ohio. 3

    Sources:

    1. David Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Organ Historical Society, 1991), p.38.
    2. Find a Grave website, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=643094&GRid=17386845& (accessed 30 April 2016).
    3. "Gustav A. Adolphson" obituary, Alliance Review (Alliance, Ohio, June 19, 1970).

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Gustav Adolphson.


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