Detroit, Michigan, 1899; Hartford, Connecticut, 1917.
With Aeolian-Votey firm of Detroit, Michigan, 1899; with Austin firm of Hartford, Connecticut, 1917, erector.
Orla Allen was part of the staff at the Aeolian-Votey firm of Detroit, Michigan.1 The firm closed in 1901 and Edwin Votey moved to Boston, Massachusetts and started a partnership with George Hutchings as Hutchings-Votey, Allen is not listed as part of the staff there. An Orla Allen is listed as an organist in the 1908 Lansing, Michigan directory; this may be the same person.2 It is not known where Allen was located until he appears as an erector with the Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, in 1917.3
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