The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1128

Builder Identification

New Bedford-Fairhaven area, Massachusetts; Reading, Massachusetts by 1902.

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). Edited February 5, 2017 (Hall). -

    Charles E. Chadwick was active in New Bedford-Fairhaven area, Massachusetts, as a tuner; he was in Reading, Massachusetts by 1902.


    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 399.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, June 23, 2018. -

    This builder is listed as Charles Chadwick in David Fox-s Guide to North American Organbuilders and Barbara Owen-s Organ in New England. The middle initial E. was supplied from the nameplate of the organ in North Baptist Church, New Bedford, Massachusetts (OHS Database ID 8529, with photograph of the nameplate):

    Chas. E. Chadwick
    Reading, Mass.

    Barbara Owen states that Chadwick moved to Reading in 1902, but the nameplate appears to show that he moved there not later than 1901.

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by Charles E. Chadwick.

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