The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 4996

Builder Identification

Louisville, Kentucky, by 1866; St. Meinrad, Indiana, 1874-c. 1889; Owensboro, Kentucky, c. 1889-1891; Louisville, 1892.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Sources disagree on year of his birth. Son of Joseph C. Prante, brother of Joseph E. Prante, father of Anthony M., August P., Joseph G. and Nicholas A. Prante.

    With his father's firm in Louisville, Kentucky, by 1866; established his own firm, briefly named Louisville Organ Manufactory, in Louisville, Kentucky, by 1867; in St. Meinrad, Indiana, 1874-c. 1889; in Owensboro, Kentucky, c. 1889-1891; in Louisville, Kentucky, 1892, firm named August Prante & Son(s), 1895; died in carriage accident in Louisville, Kentucky. Succeeded by his sons.


    • The Tracker, 37:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1993), 16.

Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by August [F.] Prante.

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