The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1304

Builder Identification

Massachusetts, 1886-1899.

Additional Notes

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

    Cole & Woodberry was established in 1886 by James Cole, James and Jesse Woodberry (all formerly with Hook & Hastings). Jesse Woodberry left the firm in 1888 to form his own company. (Carlton Michell joined the firm c. 1894?); the firm closed in 1899.

    Staff: Charles Bowen; Augustus F. Clarke; William B. Goodrich (relation to William M. Goodrich?).


    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 246.

  • For further information, see James Cole.

Database Entries

There are 39 entries in the database that describe organs by Cole & Woodberry.

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