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Felix Barckhoff (& Sons) View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1865-1877.
Classification: Builder

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September 03, 2015:

From the OHS PC Database, Builders Listing editor, September 3, 2015. -

"Organ builder Felix Barckhoff, brought the family to the United States in 1865; and in that same year the first Barckhoff organ was built in this country. The firm, established in Philadelphia, was for a time during the 1870s known as Felix Barckhoff and Sons - the sons being Carl [Sr] and Lorenz."

Source:
Anita Campbell, "A Pipe Dream comes true - Organ Celebration Concert in Calumet Aug. 5 [2009]", Keweenaw Now Blog, http://keweenawnow.blogspot.com/2009/08/pipe-dream-comes-true-organ-celebration.html; Accessed September 3, 2015.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

September 03, 2015:

Carl continued managing the organ building company after his father's death under various names: Barckhoff Brothers, Barckhoff Church Organ Co., and Barckhoff Organ Co. See main entry: Carl Barckhoff

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, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

Born in Wiedenbrück, Westphalia, Germany; father of Carl and Lorenz Barckhoff; immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1865, and established Felix Barckhoff & Sons; died 1877; succeeded by Carl Barckhoff.

Sources:

  • The Cypher: 17:4.
  • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 54.
  • The Tracker: 22:4, 1.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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