The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 772

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco, California, c. 1906.

Additional Notes

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

    Frank Bowen of Boston, Massachusetts installed a Hutchings organ in San Francisco, California, c. 1906.

    Sources:

    • Louis J. Schoenstein, Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder (San Francisco: Cue Publications, 1977), 127.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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    Editor's Note:

    The larger eastern firms such as George Hutchings and Hook & Hastings had their own dedicated installation teams who traveled to distant locations to set up new organs, smaller builders subcontracted the work to local craftsman such as the Schoenstein firm.
  • See main entry: Hutchings Organ Co.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Frank Bowen.


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