James R. McFarland & Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Selinsgrove and Millersville, Pennsylvania from 1969
Classification: Builder

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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 February 18, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland; attended Susquehanna University 1969–1970; with James Akright in Baltimore, Maryland, 1966–1968; with Lewis & Hitchcock of DC area, 1968–1969; established proprietorship in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 1969, styled McFarland & Visscher, later James R. McFarland & Co.; relocated to Millersville, Pennsylvania; technical director with Columbia Organ Works of Columbia, Pennsylvania, 1987, and concurrent independent work as James R. McFarland & Co.; active in both firms, 1991; with S. D. G. Organ Service of Millersville, Pennsylvania, 1995.

Staff: Richard Alford; Lawrence Angel; Gordon S. Auchincloss; Raymond J. Brunner; Ruth E. Rissmiller Brunner; William N. Duck III; Brian Dyker; Doug Eyman; Alan E. Heller; Philip F. Hoenig; David King; Paul Maye; Larry R. Pruett; John L. Speller; David M. Storey; William A. Visscher; Fred Zander.


  • Organ Handbook: 1995 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 68.
  • The American Organist January 1983, 36.

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

Database Specs:

  • 6 Organs
  • 3 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles