The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2920

Builder Identification

Buffalo, New York, 1845–1898; succeeded by Charles B. Viner & Son.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). —

    Given name also spelled Garrett. In Ithaca, New York; in Buffalo, New York, 1845, pianos and organs; [partnership with {unknown} Benson in 1848; This statement is not in Fox 1997. —Ed.] pipe organs exclusively after c. 1859; retired, 1898; succeeded by Charles B. Viner & Son; [died July 21, 1900. added in Fox 1997 edition.]


    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 169, 280.
    • Jack Morse, "Garret House", The Tracker 5:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1960), 3.

Database Entries

There are 42 entries in the database that describe organs by Garret House.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt