Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Richard Howell & Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Baltimore, Maryland, 1989.
Classification: Builder

Update This Entry
May 07, 2018:

From the Builders Listing editor, January 30, 2017. -

Richard Howell established his firm in 1981 in Baltimore, and moved to Lynchburg (Virginia) in March, 1998, with the move into the present location in Lynchburg in April, 1999.  He originally did business under the name Richard Howell Organ Builder and changed to Richard Howell & Co. (but remaining a sole proprietorship) in September 1988. 

Mr. Howell builds mechanical key action (tracker) organs. He also rebuilds and restores old tracker instruments.


  • Richard Howell & Co. website, http://www.howellorgans.com/, Accessed January 25, 2017.
  • Email from Richard Howell, January 29, 2017.

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 by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Active in Baltimore, Maryland, 1989.

There are two unrelated individuals named Richard Howell. The other Richard Howell (ID 2833) is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and has enlarged some electrical action instruments built by others. -Ed.
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 5 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

This builder has been viewed 538 times.