The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1337

Builder Identification

Kansas City, Kansas, 1950s; St. Joseph, Missouri, 1953-present.

Additional Notes

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

    With Charles McManis in the 1950's; founded own firm, Temple Organ Co. of St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1953; still active in 1996.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), membership rolls 1982, and 1989.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, September 5, 2016. -

    Neville Frederick Cool was with Charles McManis of Kansas City, Kansas from 1951 to 1953. He founded his own firm, Temple Organ Co. in 1953 on July 4, 1953, in Independence, Missouri. Cool relocated to Lamoni, Iowa in 1958, then to Burlington, Iowa in 1966. He returned to Lamoni in 1970, then moved the firm to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1975 where it remains today. Cool retired from building pipe organs in 1994 turning the business over to his son, David Cool. The senior Cool then built digital organs using equipment from Artisan in Canada until 2000.


    • Temple Organ website,, Accessed September 5, 2016.
    • E-mail from David Cool, received September 5, 2016.

Database Entries

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