The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 920

Builder Identification

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, ca. 1978–1985.

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). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Lawrence Buddington was with Theodore Gilbert Assoc., of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, c.1978–1985. He was an organist in West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1990.

    Source:

    • Timothy E. Smith.
    •  

  • Note from Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, December 24, 2017. —

    Lawrence Reed Buddington was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on December 30, 1928.1 He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a high school science teacher in the Agawam and Springfield, Massachusetts, school systems. From 1946 onward, he was also organist and choir director at several churches in the Springfield area, including the First Congregational Church in Westfield and Bethesda Lutheran Church, Springfield. At the time of his death, he was organist and choirmaster at the First Congregational Church of West Springfield. (His obituary says nothing about his position with Theodore Gilbert Associates.) Lawrence Buddington died on December 11, 2001.2

    Sources:

    1. Find a Grave, accessed November 25, 2017, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56868441/lawrence-reed-buddington (full name and full date of birth).
    2. “Nunc Dimittis” (obituary), Chiff Chat (newsletter of the Springfield, Massachusetts, American Guild of Organists chapter), January 2002, 7, accessed November 25, 2017, http://www.springfieldago.org/Chiff-Chats/Jan%202002.pdf.

Database Entries

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