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BuilderID 112

Builder Identification

Denver, Colorado, c. 1875.

Additional Notes

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

    Born c. 1826 in Sweden; in eastern United States; in Blackhawk, Colorado, 1862; in Central City, Colorado, c. 1862, jeweler; partner with George Silsby in Anderson-Silsby firm of Denver, Colorado, c. 1875; died 1922.


    • The Bicentennial Tracker (Organ Historical Society, 1976), 117.
    • James M. Bratton, "Hook Your Hastings to a Steer," Colorado Episcopalian.
    • Barbara Owen.
    • Tracker 8:1, 12.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.


  • For further information see Anderson-Silby


  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, August 14, 2016. -

    Ortha Osche gives Anderson-s birth year as 1836.1 Her only citation for the section on Anderson is an article in Music (predecessor to American Organist) by James Bratton.2


    1. Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 308-9.
    2. James M. Bratton, "Pipe Organs before 1900,� Music 2, no. 5 (May 1968): 33, 45 (cited in Ochse).

Database Entries

There are 6 entries in the database that describe organs by Charles Anderson.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt