The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1001

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, 1874.

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). -

    With Hook & Hastings of Boston, Massachusetts, 1874, agent.


    • Organ Handbook 1986 (Organ Historical Society), 95.
    • Barbara Owen.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • See main entry: E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, April 1, 2018. -

    This may be a misspelling for Cadwaller. Boston city directories for the years between 1865 and 1889 (with some gaps) list a Thomas (or Thos.) Cadwallader (or Cadwalader) who was an organ tuner (1874 is one of the gap years); in the directories for 1878 through 1886 his work address is the business address of Hook & Hastings.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by (___) Cadwater.

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