Fobes Residence 

3 Crocus Hill (formerly known as Goodrich Ave.)
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Builder: Aeolian Organ Co., Op. 1488, 1920s.
Action: Electro-pneumatic

Notes: The 1918 city directory indicates that Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fobes resided at this address. The 1923 city directory indicates that W. H. Fobes resided at this address. The 1930 city directory indicates that William H. Forbes, Sr., his wife, Caroline Forbes, William H. Forbes, Jr., a student, and Robert Forbes all resided at this address.

In 1934, Caroline Weed Fobes, William K. Fobes, Mary E. Fobes, and Gertrude Fobes all resided at this address. Caroline Fobes was the widow of William Fobes and was a member of the Womens Club of St. Paul in 1934.

The pipe organ at the Virginia Street/Swedenborgian Church was given in 1919 by William H. Fobes, a longtime volunteer organist, in memory of his mother, Elizabeth Fobes. William Henry Forbes (1815-1875) was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, came to Minnesota in 1837.

Organ Historical Society as of 20.