The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 6876

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, before 1869 until 1884; Riverside Country, California 1884 until at least 1913.

Additional Notes

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

    Father of Roger Plaisted; with E. & G. G. Hook of Boston, Massachusetts, before 1869; partner with George S. Hutchings in Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. of Boston, 1872-1884; in California; alive in 1913.

    Sources:

    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 410.
    • Conversations with Barbara Owen.
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  • From the Builders Listing editor, updated September 28, 2016. -

    Mark H. Plaisted was born in South Berwick, York, Maine in 1836. Orphaned at age 11, he worked in several jobs, including organ building. He moved to Boston circa 18581 [and started with the E. & G.G. Hook firm. Plaisted left Hook along with George Hutchings and G.V. Nordstrom to join with John Wilcox in forming J.H. Wilcox and Company, predecessor to Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. Plaisted left the firm in either 1887 or 1888 and]2 moved to Riverside County, California. He designed and built his own home there, then became a small real estate developer.3

    Sources:

    1. Elmer Wallace Holmes, "Mark H. Plaisted" A History of Riverside County, California (Riverside County, CA: Historic Record Company, 1912) 614-616.
    2. That portion enclosed in square brackets is from information in the OHS database complied by the editor.
    3. Holmes, History of Riverside County, 616.

  • For further information, see:
    E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
    J. H. Willcox & Co.
    Hutchings, Plaisted & Co.

Database Entries

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