Otto Schoenstein View Extant Instruments View Instruments


San Francisco, California, c. 1910-c. 1965.
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 Felix F. Schoenstein, brother of Erwin A., Leo F., and Louis J. Schoenstein; with father's firm [Felix F. Schoenstein & Sons] in San Francisco, California, c. 1911, partner; representative of the Austin Organ Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut, 1959; died October 21, 1969 in San Francisco, California.


  • The Bicentennial Tracker (Richmond, Va., The Organ Historical Society, 1976), 118.
  • The Diapason December 1969, 12.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 315.
  • Louis J. Schoenstein, Memoirs of a San Francisco Organ Builder (San Francisco: Cue Publications, 1977), 491.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

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

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles