The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 462

Builder Identification

Brooklyn, New York, 1912.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Chester H. Beebe* was the Director of Hope-Jones Organ School of Brooklyn, New York in 1912.


    • Wurlitzer Co. letter.

    *The middle initial is "J" in Fox's Guide in both the 1991 and 1997 editions. Fox, in his book Robert Hope-Jones (Richmond: Organ Historical Society, 1992), 103-104, quotes a letter instigated by Hope-Jones and addressed to the Wurlitzer company, of which one of the signers is "Chester H. Beebe, secretary, National Association of Organists,� although page 271 has "Chester J. Beebe Director of the Hope-Jones Organ School of Brooklyn, New York, 1912.� Fox-s index lists him as Beebe, Chester H.

    The website gives a biography of Chester Herbert Beebe that includes the information "1912 director of a theatre organist training school in Brooklyn.� He is also listed as "Beebe, C. H. . . . Chester Beebe� in John Henderson-s Directory of Composers for Organ.

    Charles Eberline —Ed.

Database Entries

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