The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2937

Builder Identification

Baltimore, Maryland, 1989.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Active in Baltimore, Maryland, 1989.

    There are two unrelated individuals named Richard Howell. The other Richard Howell (ID 2833) is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and has enlarged some electrical action instruments built by others. -Ed.
  • From the Builders Listing editor, January 30, 2017. -

    Richard Howell established his firm in 1981 in Baltimore, and moved to Lynchburg (Virginia) in March, 1998, with the move into the present location in Lynchburg in April, 1999.  He originally did business under the name Richard Howell Organ Builder and changed to Richard Howell & Co. (but remaining a sole proprietorship) in September 1988. 

    Mr. Howell builds mechanical key action (tracker) organs. He also rebuilds and restores old tracker instruments.


    • Richard Howell & Co. website,, Accessed January 25, 2017.
    • Email from Richard Howell, January 29, 2017.

Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by Richard Howell & Co.

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