Lawrence L. Schoenstein View Extant Instruments View Instruments


San Francisco, California, 1930s -1960s.
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). —

Son of Louis J. Schoenstein, brother of Vincent Schoenstein, father of Terrence P. Schoenstein; with Felix Schoenstein & Sons of San Francisco, California., 1930s-World War II [c. 1941-c. 1946]; with Aeolian-Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts, 20 years [c1947-1967?], representative.

Patent held:

  • Patent #3,094,890; June 25, 1963; mechanical action.


  • Louis J. Schoenstein, Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder (San Francisco: Cue Publications, 1977), 22:12:71[sic*].
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • The American Organist December 1988 (New York: American Guild of Organists), 71.
*This is what appears in Fox's Guide, it may have been a misprint for 22, 12, 71 to indicate page numbers, or it might have been a volume:issue:page from a different source. —Ed.

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