The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1470

Builder Identification

Evanston, Illinois, from 1978.

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). -

    Ronald J. Damholt was born in 1951 in Racine, Wisconsin; he attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He apprenticed with Prairie Organ Co. of Evanston, Illinois, beginning in 1978. Damholt became the business manager of the firm in 1985, and remained in the same position after Prairie Organ Co. became Bradford Organ Co. in 1986.


    • Michael Friessen.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, November 4, 2016. -

    Ron Damholt was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1951, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975.  He apprenticed to Walter Bradford of Prairie Organ Company, Evanston, Illinois beginning in 1978.  In 1981 he and Bradford incorporated the company, changing its name to Bradford Organ Company in 1986.  In 2001 he sold his shares to Walter Bradford, continuing to work off and on with the company until 2009.  In 2010 Ron graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary, and retired from teaching at Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas in 2016.


    • Email from Ron Damholt to Builders Listing editor, received November 1, 2016.

Database Entries

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