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Walter B. Holtkamp, Sr. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Cleveland, Ohio, 1931-1951.
Classification: Builder

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October 10, 2010:

Arguably one of the most important visionary builders of the mid-twentieth century; leading actor in the post-orchestral organ reform movement in the USA.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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). —

Born July 1, 1894 in St. Mary's, Ohio; son of Henry H. Holtkamp, brother of Ferdinand and Mary Holtkamp, father of Walter Holtkamp, Jr.; in World War I; with father's firm of Votteler, Holtkamp, Sparling of Cleveland, Ohio, 1931, manager; with successor Holtkamp Organ Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, 1951; died February 11, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, age 67.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 13, 2020.

Database Specs:

  • 6 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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