The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 912

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, 1810-1819.

Additional Notes

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

    Active in New York City, New York, 1810-1819.


    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 168.

  • Note from Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, November 19, 2017. -

    New York City directories contain the following listings for James Buchan [Bucken, Buckin, Bucking} from 1802 to 1825:

    • 1802: Buchan, James, cabinet maker, 55 Church
    • 1803: Buchan, James, cabinet maker, 72 Murray
    • 1804: Buchan, James, cabinet maker, 28 Vesey
    • 1805 and 1806: Buchan, James, cabinet maker, 48 Anthony
    • 1807: [not listed]
    • 1808 and 1809: Buckin, James, musical instrumentmaker, 8 Anthony
    • 1810: Buchan, J., musical inst. maker, upper end Chapel
    • 1811: Bucking, James, instrument maker, 40 Thomas
    • 1812: Bucking, James, instrument maker, 36 Anthony
    • 1813 and 1814: Bucking, James, instrument maker, Anthony n. Hudson
    • 1815: Buchan, James, cabinet-maker, rear 7 Anthony
    • 1816: Buchan, James, organ builder, 170 Grand
    • 1817: Bucken, James, organ builder, 170 Grand
    • 1818-1821: [not listed]
    • 1822: Bucken, James, cabinetmaker, 221 Church
    • 1823: Buchan, James, cabinet maker, 221 Church
    • 1824: Buchan, James, cabinet maker, Desbrosses n. Greenwich
    • 1825: Buchan, James, cabinet maker, 8 Lispenard


    • Virginia Larkin Redway, Music Directory of Early New York City: A File of Musicians, Music Publishers and Musical Instrument-Makers Listed in New York Directories from 1786 through 1835, Together with the Most Important New York Music Publishers from 1836 through 1875 (New York: New York Public Library, 1941), 61-62, accessed July 13, 2017,

Database Entries

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