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BuilderID 5109

Builder Identification

B. 1942, Germany; Louisville, Kentucky, 1966-1988.

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. -

    Gottfried C. Reck was born September 28, 1942 in Warnitz, Neumark, Germany. He was with Detlef Kleuker of Brackwede, Germany, 1960-1963; in the German army, 1963-1965. He returned to Detlef Kleuker, 1965-1966.

    Reck immigrated to the United States in 1966. He was with the M. P. Möller firm of Hagerstown, Maryland, for only 6 weeks. He then started with Steiner Organs of Louisville, Kentucky, in September of 1966. He soon became a partner in the firm with Phares L. Steiner, the new firm was titled Steiner-Reck of Louisville, Kentucky, 1968. Reck became president of the firm in 1988.

    Sources:

    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • American Organist, Apr. 1989, 75.
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  • See main entry: Steiner-Reck Organ Co.

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by Gottfried C. Reck.


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