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Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1870–after 1883, but no later than 1890s.
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 (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Father of Charles W. Adams; jeweler and watchmaker; a tuner in 1866; organbuilder in Providence, Rhode Island, 1870; partner with son in W. K. Adams & Son of Providence, Rhode Island, 1883; died in the 1890s.

Staff: Louis F. Adams.


  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 252.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 396.

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

Database Specs:

  • 8 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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