The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2936

Builder Identification

Dixon, Illinois from 1940s.

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) -

    Born 1908; in Dixon, Illinois; built first organ, 1929; sold oil burners; established H. A. Howell Pipe Organs of Dixon, Illinois, after World War II, organs, electric blowers; firm sold to Curt Schmidt, c. 1980s; firm active 1989.

    Staff: Timothy Boles, Peter Duys, Daniel Garza; Curt G. Schmitt.


    • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 176.
    • John Panning.
    • Stopt Diapason #43, Chicago Chapter of the Organ Historical Society.

Database Entries

There are 11 entries in the database that describe organs by H. A. Howell (Pipe Organs).

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