The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 5902

Builder Identification

Birmingham, Michigan, 1955-1957; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1959; Louisville, Kentucky, 1962-1989.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 18 June 18, 1928 in Lima, Ohio; with local tuners, 1946-1950; attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1950; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1952; in army, 1953-1955; with Fouser Associates of Birmingham, Michigan, 1955-1957; established Steiner Organs of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1959; relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, 1962; partner with Gottfried Reck in Steiner-Reck firm of Louisville, Kentucky, 1968, resigned as president, 1988; free lance voicer for Steiner-Reck; active in 1989.


    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 432.
    • The American Organist, October 1988, 54.
    • The American Organist, April 1989, 93.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Phares L. Steiner.

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