Beard, Henry K., 1913-1989
Henry K. Beard, a long-time Chicago resident was a renowned organ designer with the M.P. Moller Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland. Beard was credited with designing over 400 organs. His position was the Midwestern representative for the Moller Company. His education was in both engineering from Penn State University and Music from the Curtis Institute of Music.
Beard had many musical distinctions in addition to his organ building work. We was organist and choir master of the Overbrook Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. He was also an organist in the military chapels for his World War II postings. Additionally, he traveled extensively in Europe where he studied the ancient cathedrals, and appeared in a series of CBS broadcasts on this topic.
His Rio Grande Valley connection was his marriage to Maud Nosler, the sister of Betty Nosler Murray of San Benito, Texas.
Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:
Architectural plans by MP Möller for Advent Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN
Architectural plans by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD, for Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, IN
Architectural plans by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD for Buena Memorial Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL.
Letter from Jack Staley to Henry K. Beard (March 9, 1981) with enclosures: 1) copy of Memorandum of Agreement between MP Möller, Inc. and trustees for Carl Schurz High School (October 29, 1935) and 2) two architectural plans by MP Möller for Carl Schurz High School, Chicago, IL.
Architectural plans by M.P. Möller, Hagertown, MD for Cathedral of St. Paul (Episcopal), Fond du Lac, WI.
Architectural plans by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD for Central Methodist Church, Muskegon, MI.
Architectural plans for great and choir and swell and pedal organs by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD for Central Methodist Church, Traverse City, MI
Architectural plans by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD, for Chapel, Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, Joliet, IL
Program: Chigaco Symphony Orchestra, Sir George Solit (Music Director), 91st Season, 1981-82
Architectural plans by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD, for Christ United Presbyterian Church, Madison, WI
Architectural plans by MP Möller for Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
Architectural drawing by MP Möller for Coopersville Christian Reformed Church, Coopersville, MI
Architectual plans (3) by M.P. Möller for Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA. Also includes organ specifications by Dr. Robert Baker and John H. Hose, text pages (6).
Architectural plans for pipe organ by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD for Court Street Methodist Church, Rockford, IL.
Architectural plans by MP Möller for First Baptist Church, Green Bay, WI
Architectural plans by Charles Draper Faulkner (Architect), Chicago, IL for First Church of Christ Scientist, Barrington, IL
Architectural plans by MP Möller for First Church of Christ, Scientist, Wilmette, IL
Architectural plans by MP Möller for First Congregational Church, Sheboygan, WI
Architectural drawings (sheet nos. 5, 6, and 12) by Ray O. Steffen and Thomas L. Kemp for First Methodist Church, Oconomowoc, WI
Architectural plans by MP Möller for First Presbyterian Church, Niles, MI
Architectural plan by MP Möller for First United Methodist Church, Buchanan, MI
Organ plans from M. P. Möller, Inc. of Hagerstown, MD for First Methodist Church of Woodstock, Woodstock, IL. Console approved by Henry Beard, 7/9/56, Dimensions OK by Henry Beard 12-26-56.
Architectural plans by MP Möller for First United Presbyterian Church, De Pere, WI
Architectural plans by James Schlueter (Architect), MP Möller for Franciscan Motherhouse, Mokena, IL
Architectural plans for organ by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD, for Kirk in the Hills [Church]. Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Scrapbook contains program for "Organ Dedication, Organ and Vocal Concert, October 24, 1965" and seven (7) color photographs.
Architectural plans for residence of Henry K. Beard by M.P. Möller, Inc., Hagerstown, MD (1960).
Architectural plans for pipe organ by M.P. Möller, Hagerstown, MD for Oswego United Presbyterian Church, Oswego, IL.
Nineteen (23) color photographs (undated, 1973-1987). The majority are dated 1987 and depict men assembling a pipe organ presumably at the residence of Henry K. and Maud Beard. There are two (2) Polaroid type photos (undated) of the exterior of a residence.