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Roosevelt Pipe Organ Builders

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Roosevelt Pipe Organ Builders was an American company founded by Hilborne Roosevelt (1849-1886) and his younger brother, Frank Roosevelt (1862-1895), in 1870. It operated in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. 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.

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

Partial list of works

Roosevelt organ installations include the following:

  • Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, New York
  • Trinity Church, New York, New York
  • Church of the Holy Communion, New York, New York
  • All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Harlem, New York
  • Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, New York
  • Christ Church, Glendale, Ohio
  • Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, New York, New York
  • First Presbyterian Church (Buffalo, New York)
  • First Presbyterian Church, New York, New York
  • Grace & St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland
  • First Baptist Church in America, Providence, Rhode Island (Opus 150)
  • First Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, (Opus 291 - 1885)
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver Colorado (1888) (Op. 380)
  • La Compañía de Jesús Church, Quito, Ecuador (1888) 1104 pipes.
  • First Methodist Church, Boulder, Colorado (Opus 382)
  • Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine, Florida (1890)
  • St, James Roman Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois (1891)
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church, New York (Opus 515 - 1892)
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, New York (1892)
  • References

    Roosevelt Pipe Organ Builders Wikipedia


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