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BuilderID 6086

Builder Identification

Born 1882 in Armenia; England; in United States, 1910; Elmira, New York, Louisville, Kentucky; and southern U.S. 1912; d. 1959.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 1882 in Armenia; uncle of Sam Hovsepian; attended Roberts College of Constantinople, Turkey and Watt Electrical College of Edinburgh, Scotland; apprentice with Ingram Organ Co. {Ingram & Hope-Jones?} of Hereford, England; with Henry Willis & Sons firm of England.

    Immigrated to U.S., 1910; with Robert Hope-Jones department of the Wurlitzer firm of North Tonawanda, New York; with Henry Pilcher's Sons firm of Louisville, Kentucky; with Ernest M. Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts, 1912, Southern installer and sales; died 1959 in Oakland, Florida.


    • Nelson Barden.

  • From the OHS Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, April 8, 2016 —

    His 1931 business card gives his location as Coral Gables, Florida.


    • James H. Cook, "The Organs of First Methodist Church of Birmingham, Alabama" Birmingham Southern College website, Accessed April 13, 2016, .

Database Entries

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