The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3564

Builder Identification

Indiana and Colorado, 1950s-1972.

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 26 June, 1923 in Corydon, Iowa; studied organ at University of Colorado and University of Indiana; with Texas Wesleyan College of Fort Worth, Texas, 1950-1951, instructor; operated organ firm in Bloomington, Indiana, 1951; in Fort Collins, Colorado; in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1959; representative of Casavant firm of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 1959; in Florence, Colorado, c. 1975; died 1987.


    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 423.
    • John Panning.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • Social Security Death Index.

Database Entries

There are 24 entries in the database that describe organs by Dewey W. Layton.

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Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald