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Louis J. Schoenstein View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

San Francisco, California, 1898; New York City, 1907-1909; San Francisco, retired 1962; d. 1980.
Classification: Builder

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October 08, 2015:

See main entry: Felix F. Schoenstein & Sons and also Ernest M. Skinner

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 America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -- Born 23 Aug. 1884 in Hayes Valley; son of Felix F. Schoenstein, brother of Erwin A., Leo F., and Otto H. Schoenstein, father of Lawrence and Vincent Schoenstein; with his father's firm in San Francisco, California, 1898; with Ernest Skinner firm of Dorchester, Massachusetts in New York City, New York, 1907-Apr. 1909; returned to his father's firm; retired 1962; died May 15, 1980 in San Francisco, California.

Sources:

  • Nunc Dimittis "Louis J. Schoenstein", The Diapason June 1980, 20.
  • "Autobiography of Louis J. Schiestein", The Tracker 14:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1970), 1.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 13, 2019.

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