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Geo. Stevens (& Co.) View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Boston, Massachusetts, 1820-1833; East Cambridge, Massachusetts, ca. 1833-1890
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, January 9, 2017. -

Born April 22, 1803 in Norway, Maine; brother of William Stevens; carpenter; in Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1820; with William M. Goodrich firm of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, he acquired the firm in 1833; he became partner with M. R. Gayetty, [Stevens & Gayetty] of East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1833-1839. [After the partnership ended, he continued as Geo. Stevens & Co.]

[Concurrently with his organ business,] he held local government offices; he was mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1851-1853. He also worked with Cambridge Savings Bank, 30 years, president. He retired from the organ business, 1892; and was succeeded by his former employees George Gilbert and James Butler as Gilbert & Butler. Stevens died August 15, 1894 in East Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Staff: Calvin Coleman; Wilson Ricker; Gilbert D. Woodbridge.

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 130.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 414.
  • Organ Handbook 1986 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 23.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 17, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 80 Organs
  • 7 Divisions
  • 3 Consoles

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