The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2787

Builder Identification

Alliance, Ohio 1898–1973.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Partnership of Alfred Hillgreen, Charles Alva Lane, and Silas S. Williams in Alliance, Ohio, 1898; firm ceased operation April 1, 1973.

    Staff: Gustav Adolphson; D. Byron Arneson; Theodore Baumann; James J. Blackman; John Chelberg; Harold T. Depue; Gustav F. Dhring; Norman A. Greenwood; Robert L. Hillgreen, Sr. & Jr.; Honolulu Music Co.; James E. Miller; Carl M. Oman; Hjalmar Peterson; Oscar Peterson; Pipe Organ Service Co.; Fred F. Pitts; Rudolf A. Ritter; Bruce Snyder; Clarence J. Sullivan; Will A. Watkin Co.; Fred W. A. Witt.


    • The Diapason, January, 1910, Feb. 1929, 6, and Feb. 1931, 2.
    • Junchen, David; Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 159.
    • Ochse, Orpha, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 327.

Database Entries

There are 155 entries in the database that describe organs by Hillgreen, Lane & Co.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Chad Boorsma

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis