The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2891

Builder Identification

Boston 1831–1880.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 1807 in Salem, Massachusetts; brother of Elias Hook, father of Frederick Clapp Hook; apprentice with William Goodrich of Boston, Massachusetts; built first organ while operating music store with brother in Salem, Massachusetts, 1827; established organ firm of E. & G. G. Hook with brother in Boston, Massachusetts, 1831, voicer and tonal director; died 15 Sep. 1880 in Boston, succeeded by Francis Hastings.


    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 124.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 405.
    • The Tracker, 36:3 (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991), 19.

  • For further information see E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by George Greenleaf Hook.

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