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Hillgreen, Lane & Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Alliance, Ohio 1898-1973.
Classification: Builder

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July 26, 2019:

From Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 25, 2019. —

The staff listing from A Guide to North American Organbuilders apparently omitted at least three names: Richard C. Kichline (died 2019), Kenneth Kimes (died 2016), and Clarence A. Moser (died 1978).

Source:

  • Email from Cindy K. Moser of Canton, Ohio (daughter of Clarence Moser), received July 24, 2019.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 26, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

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

Partnership of Alfred Hillgreen, Charles Alva Lane, and Silas S. Williams in Alliance, Ohio, 1898; firm ceased operation April 1, 1973.

Staff: Gustav Adolphson; D. Byron Arneson; Theodore Baumann; James J. Blackman; John Chelberg; Harold T. Depue; Gustav F. Dhring; Norman A. Greenwood; Robert L. Hillgreen, Sr. & Jr.; Honolulu Music Co.; James E. Miller; Carl M. Oman; Hjalmar Peterson; Oscar Peterson; Pipe Organ Service Co.; Fred F. Pitts; Rudolf A. Ritter; Bruce Snyder; Clarence J. Sullivan; Will A. Watkin Co.; Fred W. A. Witt.

Sources:

  • The Diapason, January, 1910, Feb. 1929, 6, and Feb. 1931, 2.
  • Junchen, David; Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 159.
  • Ochse, Orpha, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 327.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 25, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 806 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 3 Consoles

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