The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 102

Builder Identification

Berkeley, California, 1916; Washington, Missouri, 1979.

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). -

    Relocated from Anderson, Indiana, to Marion, Indiana, 1915; in Berkeley, California, 1916; active in Washington, Missouri, 1979.

    Staff: Raymond E. Churchtown, _____Spencer.

    This may be two different firms with the same name. -Ed.


    • The Diapason February 1915, 6.
    • The Diapason March 1916, 17.
    • Organ Handbook [1979*] (Organ Historical Society), 28.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    *The date in A Guide to North American Organbuilders is 1978, apparently a typographical error. Page 28 of the 1979 Handbook contains the description of the 1862 J. G. Pfeffer organ in St. Mary-s Church (R. C.), Moselle (P.O. Villa Ridge), Missouri, with the statement that "the organ was renovated in recent years by the American Pipe Organ Co., Washington, Missouri; Raymond Churchtown was in charge of the project.�
    - Information courtesy of Charles Eberline.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by American Pipe Organ Co. [possibly two different firms].

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