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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1911.
Classification: Service Person

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

Established by Rodman Wanamaker at the John Wanamaker Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1911, for the installation and enlargement of the St. Louis Exposition organ in the store; constructed organ for the firm's New York City, New York, store under the supervision of William B. Fleming and George W. Till; new work declined with the death of Rodman Wanamaker, 1928; the shop continues as a service staff for the Philadelphia instrument.

Staff: Henry Baecker; Carl A. Benson; Nelson E. Buechner; Charles M. Courboin; Edward W. Flint; John R. McCormack; Charles A. Radzinsky; William Ruff; Alexander Russell; Samuel S. Whitcraft, Jr.; Henry Vincent Willis.


  • The Diapason October 1935, 1.
  • The American Organist September 1988, 50.
  • The American Organist October 1988, 58.
  • The American Organist November 1988, 62.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 15, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 1 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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