The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 5686

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, 1860-1876.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS Database Builders editor, April 7, 2016 -

    Established by William B. D. Simmons in Boston, Massachusetts, 1860-1876.


    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 135.

    This entry was derived from David H. Fox, "Simmons, William Benjamin Dearborne (& Co.)" A Guide to North American Organbuilders  (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991), 267, but has been limited to the information on the company. For information on the man, refer to W.B.D. Simmons, Builder ID=7883 —Ed.

Database Entries

There are 51 entries in the database that describe organs by W.B.D. Simmons & Co.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt