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Distinction:

Los Angeles, California, 1895; succeeded by Murray M. Harris Organ Co. by 1900.
Classification: Builder

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May 07, 2018:

Note from the Organ Database Builders Listing editor Stephen Hall, April 5, 2017. -

Fletcher & Harris was the first organbuilding firm in Los Angeles, they built the first organ constructed in Los Angles in 1895 for the Episcopal Church at Sierra Madre. Fletcher left the firm by 1900, and it became the Murray M. Harris Organ Company. Harris was the businessman and artistic director, Crome was the mechanical expert.

Source:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 317.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders,, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

Established by Murray M. Harris, Henry C. Fletcher, and Edward L. Crome in Los Angeles, California, 1895; Fletcher soon left firm; succeeded by Murray M. Harris Organ Co. by 1900.

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 317.
  • The American Organist March, 1926, 62.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 04, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 1 Divisions
  • 1 Consoles

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