Thursday, April 7, 2016

Piano Factories in Illinois

Sheila Kirby shared
Chicago Lyon and Healy 
Factory where the piano is made C 1910
A fraction of this building still exists as a harp repair company.

I came across the above posting just a few hours after I learned there was a Straube Piano Company in Downers Grove, IL from a 45-min presentation on the history of Downers Grove. More research indicated Straube was at the present intersection of Warren and Forest Avenues. In 1904, a new plant was built in Hammond, IN. That explains why a 1938 aerial photo shows the factory in Downers had been replaced by the intersection of Warren and Forrest. (Wikipedia)

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