The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 631

Builder Identification

Oberlin, Ohio, 1954–1973.

Additional Notes

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

    Homer Blachard was born 26 March, 1912 in Elyria, Ohio; he was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio State Universities. He taught languages at Geneva College and at the United States Naval Academy, 1937-1946, and German at Ohio Wesleyan University 1963-1977, he was Emeritus Professor thereafter.

    He was an assistant sales manager of the M. P. Möller Co. of Hagerstown, Maryland, after 1946; and was the northern Ohio representative of the Möller firm, 1952-1959. He operated his own firm in Oberlin, Ohio, 1954-1973.

    He was a founding member of the Organ Historical Society (OHS) in 1956. He later served as archivist of the OHS collections (1966-1983). Homer Blachard died 26 September 1988, in Delaware, Ohio.

    Staff: Roger E. Davis; James Hammann; Randall Wagner.

    Sources:

    • Tracker, 32:2, p10.
    • American Organist, Jan. 1989, p51
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Database Entries

There are 3 entries in the database that describe organs by Homer D. Blanchard (Pipe Organs).


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