The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 5724

Builder Identification

Chicago, Illinois, 1921; relocated to Geneva, Illinois, 1924; renamed Geneva Organ Co.

Additional Notes

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

    Established by Frederick W. Smith and Henry Hogans in Chicago, Illinois, 1921; relocated to Geneva, Illinois, 1924; renamed Geneva Organ Co.

    Staff: Walter T. Hogans.

    NOTE: Organs were built in Geneva facility with the following nameplates: Smith Unit Organ Co. , Geneva Organ Co., and Smith-Geneva Organs.


    • The Diapason: December 1921, 17.
    • The Diapason: February 1924, 1.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 137.

  • NOTE: This entry is the same as Builder ID=7316. The two entries are to be merged.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Smith Unit Organ Co.

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