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Bunn=Minnick Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Columbus, Ohio from 1969 until closure in 2018.
Classification: Builder

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Factory on Michigan Avenue: Photograph by Columbus Dispatch, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2010-12-14

July 18, 2021:

1969-1975 - Robert Bunn Res. (basement); 1975-1977 - NW corner of Harrison and First Avenues; 1977-1991 - NE corner of Harrison and First (added shop); 1991-2018 - 875 Michigan Avenue

The company closed and was liquidated in 2018. Tooling, office equipment, organ Inventory, etc. were auctioned online between: Monday Jan. 15, 9:00 AM to Friday Jan. 19, 7:00 PM. Pickup Date for winning bids was Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The Auction was being offered By EZ Transitions of Cincinnati.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 18, 2021.

August 16, 2015:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, April 9, 2016 -

According to company website, the company was founded in 1969. Active in 2016. The firm builds new electric action organs, and renovates and expands electrical action organs. It is primarily working in the mid-west region, but also has several instruments in Florida. The service area includes the midwest, southern Appalachian region, and south atlantic coastal areas (South Carolina to South Florida).

Source:

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997) -

Partnership of Robert W. Bunn, Jr. and Phil Minnick in Columbus, Ohio, 1970s; active in 1995.

Source(s):

  • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), 1982 and 1989 Membership Rolls.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • American Organist, July 1989, 58.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.
Bunn=Minnick Business Profile: Open In New Tab Neighborhood Association Business Profile
Document created on 2012-02-29
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on July 18, 2021.

Inside the Bunn-Minnick Pipe Organ Co.: Open In New Tab Brief text history with many photos
Document created on 2014-08-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on July 18, 2021.

Database Specs:

  • 85 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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