The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2924

Builder Identification

Denver, Colorado, 1923; St. Louis, Missouri, 1936-1941, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1954.

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). —

    [Born March 13, 1886 in Petersburg, Kentucky.*] Organist, demonstrator of Wurlitzer organs; in Denver, Colorado, 1923; with Kilgen** firm of St. Louis, Missouri, 1936-1941, designer and installation superintendent; died October 18, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    *Date and place of birth is not in Fox's Guide, 1991 edition. —Ed.
    **There were two competing Kilgen firms (Charles Kilgen & Son and E.R. Kilgen Organ Company) during this period, it is not known which was meant here. —Ed.


    • The Diapason December 1954, 9.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Herbert Alvin Houze.

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