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BuilderID 1226

Builder Identification

Washington, Missouri, 1979; St. Louis, Missouri, 1988.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Operated American Pipe Organ Co. of Washington, Missouri, 1979; in St. Louis, Missouri, 1988; service representative of M.P. Möller, Inc. of Hagerstown, Maryland, in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Sources:

    • David Porkola
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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  • See main entry: M.P. Möller, Inc.
  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, July 28, 2018. —

    According to a report of organ restorations in the April 1960 issue of The Tracker, Raymond Churchtown was active in New York City in 1960:

    By Clem Young and Raymond Churchtown, New York, N. Y.— New York, N. Y., Sea & Land Presbyterian Church, 1847 Henry Erben. This organ was visited by OHS members during the second (1957) annual convention.1

    In 1972 he was with the American Pipe Organ Company in Washington, Missouri:

    OHS member Robert I. Thomas . . . writes from St. Louis that the oldest Pfeffer organ he knows of has been restored at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Moselle, Missouri. Raymond Churchtown, of the American Pipe Organ Company of Washington, Missouri, directed the restoration and was assisted by Randall D. Andrae.2

    Sources:

    1. “Notes, Quotes and Comments,” The Tracker 4, no. 3 (April 1960): 8. OHS members visited the Erben organ (OHS Database ID 200) in 1956, not 1957; see Barbara J. Owen, “New York Pilgrimage,” The Tracker 1, no. 1 (October 1956): 3.
    2. “Notes, Quotes and Comments,” The Tracker 16, no. 3 (Spring 1972): 18. The organ is OHS Database ID 1546.

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