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Edward L. Crome View Extant Instruments View Instruments


San Francisco, California, c.1890-1894; Los Angeles, California, 1890s-1930.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

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

Father of Edward A. and Carl A. Crome; in St. Louis, Missouri; with Schoenstein firm of San Francisco, California, c. 1890-1894; with Fletcher & Harris of Los Angeles, California, 1890s; with successor Murray M. Harris firm; with successor Los Angeles Art Organ Co. of Los Angeles, 1904; partner with J. Edgar Varnum in Crome & Varnum of Los Angeles, 1906; died December 29, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, succeeded by his sons.

Staff: Roy W. Tolchard.


  • Bicentennial Tracker: (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1976), 122.
  • The Diapason: February 1931, 14.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 317.
  • Louis J. Schoenstein, Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder (San Francisco: Cue Publications, 1977), 26, 256.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • F. R. Webber, "The St. Louis Exposition Organ", The Tracker: 3:3, (1959), 6.
  • The American Organist: March 1926, 62.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 10, 2019.

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