The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1119

Builder Identification

Louisville, Kentucky, c. 1971.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 1949 in Richmond, Kentucky; operated Center Organ Restorations in Richmond, Kentucky, 1967–1971; graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, 1971; apprentice 1965–1970 with James Akright of Baltimore, Maryland; with Lewis & Hitchcock firm of Silver Spring, Maryland, 1969–1970; museum technician for exhibit Music Machines American Style at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., 1971–1973; established firm in Washington, D. C., 1973; moved to Baltimore, Maryland, 1976, organ and automatic instrument restoration; active 1997.


    • Letter to David H. Fox.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Durwood R. Center (Center Organ Restorations).

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