Roosevelt Organ Works

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Roosevelt Organ Works was an American manfuacturer of pipe organs. It was founded by Hilborne Roosevelt (1849-1886) and his younger brother, Frank Roosevelt (1862-1895), in 1872.[1] It operated in New York City, with branches in Baltimore and Philadelphia.[1] The brothers built some of the largest organs in the United States during their career, and many today are still prized for their quality and tone. The company was in operation until 1893.[1][2]

The Roosevelt brothers were among the first to introduce electricity into organ building.

Partial list of works[edit]

Roosevelt organ installations include the following:


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  2. ^ "Church of St. Joseph - Yorkville". The New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
  3. ^ "The Guilmant Organ School at First Church". First Presbyterian Church. Archived from the original on 2008-05-20.
  4. ^ "Foley-Baker Organ". First Baptist Church in America. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  5. ^ "Organ". First United Methodist Church of Boulder. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  6. ^ "Organ Historical Society Database".
  7. ^ "Organ Historical Society - Historic Citation #50". Organ Historical Society, Chicago-Midwest Chapter. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  8. ^ "St. Peter's Episcopal Church". American Guild of Organists, New York City Chapter. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-04-28.