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Mark H. Plaisted View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Boston, Massachusetts, before 1869 until 1884; Riverside Country, California 1884 until at least 1913.
Classification: Undetermined

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May 07, 2018:

For further information, see:
E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
J. H. Willcox & Co.
Hutchings, Plaisted & Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

September 19, 2015:

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

Sources:

  1. Elmer Wallace Holmes, "Mark H. Plaisted" A History of Riverside County, California (Riverside County, CA: Historic Record Company, 1912) 614-616.
  2. That portion enclosed in square brackets is from information in the OHS database complied by the editor.
  3. Holmes, History of Riverside County, 616.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

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.

Sources:

  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 410.
  • Conversations with Barbara Owen.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

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