The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 43

Builder Identification

Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1870–after 1883, but no later than 1890s.

Additional Notes

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

    Father of Charles W. Adams; jeweler and watchmaker; a tuner in 1866; organbuilder in Providence, Rhode Island, 1870; partner with son in W. K. Adams & Son of Providence, Rhode Island, 1883; died in the 1890s.

    Staff: Louis F. Adams.


    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 252.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 396.

Database Entries

There are 7 entries in the database that describe organs by Welcome K. Adams.

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