The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3442

Builder Identification

Chicago, Illinois, 1941; Schiller Park, Illinois, 1963; Des Plaines, Illinois, 1969.

Additional Notes

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

    Founded by George Everett La Marche; active in 1941; in Schiller Park, Illinois, 1963; in Des Plaines, Illinois, 1969; successor to Orgelectra Co. and makers of Orgelectra organ rectifiers.

    Staff: Austin W. La Marche; George La Marche; George La Marche Jr.


    • The Diapason, December 1941, 31.
    • George La Marche Jr.
    • Music Oct. 1969 (American Guild of Organists), 14. [Name changed to The American Organist starting with the January 1979 issue.]
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The American Organist, November 1963 (American Guild of Organists), 28.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by La Marche Mfg. Co.

We are always interested in adding to our information about builders and correcting any errors that our Database may contain. If you can provide us with corrections or additions to the information presented here, please click the Update button and use the online form to send us details.

Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.


OHS Logo

This page was opened in a secondary window or tab. To return to the list of builders, simply close this tab.

Some of our entries are names that might never appear on a nameplate or nameboard.
On the other hand, there are both individuals and firms who are responsible for conserving historic organs through location, or preserving the usefulness of pipe organs through rebuilding or making modifications to existing instruments. In these cases, we are proud to acknowledge their contributions to the ongoing artistic tradition of the pipe organ in America through individual entries in our online database.