Boston, Massachusetts, before 1869 until 1884; Riverside Country, California 1884 until at least 1913.
From the Builders Listing editor, updated September 28, 2016. -
Mark H. Plaisted was born in South Berwick, York, Maine in 1836. Orphaned at age 11, he worked in several jobs, including organ building. He moved to Boston circa 18581 [and started with the E. & G.G. Hook firm. Plaisted left Hook along with George Hutchings and G.V. Nordstrom to join with John Wilcox in forming J.H. Wilcox and Company, predecessor to Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. Plaisted left the firm in either 1887 or 1888 and]2 moved to Riverside County, California. He designed and built his own home there, then became a small real estate developer.3
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -
Father of Roger Plaisted; with E. & G. G. Hook of Boston, Massachusetts, before 1869; partner with George S. Hutchings in Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. of Boston, 1872-1884; in California; alive in 1913.