The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1420

Builder Identification

San Francisco, California, c.1890-1894; Los Angeles, California, 1890s-1930.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Father of Edward A. and Carl A. Crome; in St. Louis, Missouri; with Schoenstein firm of San Francisco, California, c. 1890-1894; with Fletcher & Harris of Los Angeles, California, 1890s; with successor Murray M. Harris firm; with successor Los Angeles Art Organ Co. of Los Angeles, 1904; partner with J. Edgar Varnum in Crome & Varnum of Los Angeles, 1906; died Dec. 29, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, succeeded by his sons.

    Staff: Roy W. Tolchard.


    • Bicentennial Tracker: 122.
    • The Diapason: February 1931:14.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 317.
    • Louis J. Schoenstein, Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder (San Francisco: Cue Publications, 1977), 26, 256.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The Tracker: 3:3:6.
    • The American Organist: March 1926, 62

Database Entries

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