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Alton, Illinois, c. 1922; Bunker Hill, Illinois, 1938; Decatur, Illinois, unknown date-1980.
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). —

Established by Warren B. Gratian in Alton, Illinois, c. 1922, as successor to Gratian Organ Co; relocated c. 1938 to Bunker Hill, Illinois; relocated to Decatur, Illinois; factory at Kenney, Illinois; assets sold to Schneider Workshop and Services, 1980.

Staff: John W. Goulding; Elwood Gratian; John W. Gratian; Warren Burke Gratian; Richard Schneider.


  • Michael Friesen.
  • Gratian Company literature of 1922.
  • Correspondence of David H. Fox.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 13, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 36 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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