The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 471

Builder Identification

Lima, Ohio, 1936; Elida, Ohio, 1959-1984.

Additional Notes

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

    Son of Ellsworth Beilharz; partner with father in Lima Organ Co. of Lima, Ohio, 1936; in Elida, Ohio, 1959; succeeded father, 1972; retired 1 March 1984; succeeded by Tom and Larry Holycross; first executive director of the American Institute of Organbuilders until 1989; occasional work during retirement, 1991.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders: 1989 Membership Roll.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1990), 454.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.

  • For further information, see: Lima Pipe Organ Co.

Database Entries

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