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Barckhoff Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Basic, Virginia, 1913-1916.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 2, 2017. -

Carl Barckhoff, Sr. started with his father Felix's firm {established in 1865} in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he succeeded his father as head of the firm in 1878, and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as Barckhoff Brothers (the firm was later known as Carl Barckhoff Church Organ Co., Barckhoff Organ Co., and Carl Barckhoff Co. He relocated to Salem, Ohio, in 1882; then to Mendelssohn {now Clairton}, Pennsylvania, in 1895; and then to Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1897. He was in Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1900; the firm went bankrupt there in 1913; and relocated to Basic, Virginia, the same year. The firm was acquired by E. C. Malarkey in 1917.

Staff: Frederick R. Durst; Val P. Durst; Frank A. Meyer; Jerome B. Meyer; Oscar Müller; Adolph C. Reuter; William Walter; William Verney; Peter Wetzel.


  • Vernon Brown, Carl Barckhoff and the Barckhoff Church Organ Company, (unpublished essay in the OHS Archives, not dated).
  • David H. Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997), 62.

See entry under Carl Barckhoff, Sr.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 4 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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