Oakland, California, 1955-1959; San Francisco, California, 1959-1996.
From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 2, 2019. —
Partner with Robert Kates in Swain & Kates of Oakland, California, in 1955, the firm relocated to San Francisco, California, in 1959. Swain retired in 1996, as did Kates. The firm was purchased by two employees, and continued under the same name.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —
Partner with Robert Kates in Swain & Kates of San Francisco, California, by 1969; active in 1996.
*Renamed The American Organist begining with January 1979 issue. —Ed.
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 02, 2019.