Succeeded James E. Treat & Co.; Methuen, MA; active, 1898-c. 1911.
Succeeded James E. Treat & Co.; established in Methuen, MA by James E. Treat and Edward F. Searles; active, 1898-c. 1911.
Facility purchased in 1936 by Ernest M. Skinner, used as shop for E.M. Skinner & Son until 1943 when firm relocated.
Staff: John M. Ingraham; Ammi P. Whiton.From Methune Memorial Music Hall website, accessed Oct 26, 2015 --
Searles was a millionaire who had previously purchased the organ built for the Boston Music Hall by E.F. Walcker of Germany. He had Serlo Hall (now Methune Music Hall) built for it as part of his estate. Serles was a decorator with architectural training, and a talented pianist and organist as well, but had no experience in building organs. He likely agreed to provide financial backing to Treat in exchange for him setting up shop in Methune to install and maintain the organ.
There are 10 entries in the database that describe organs by Methuen Organ 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.
This page was opened in a secondary window or tab. To return to the list of builders, simply close this tab.
At present we have no photographs that should be displayed on this page, though we may well have photographs under a related entry with a different form of the name. We would very much like to have photographs of all builders, nameplates, and other appropriate images in our database. If you can assist us with this project, please send a message to email@example.com. Our photo editor will be happy to assist you.