Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Lyric Piano Building

The Lyric Piano Company was a subsidiary of the Ralph Wurlitzer Company and Lyric Pianos were made from 1909 until its demise in 1937 due mainly to the Great Depression.

The 4-story building was built in 1919 and features many great architectural features like Venetian Renaissance style columns, a multi arched balcony, white terra cotta tiles, and circular medallions.

In the 1950’s the building housed a dressmaker and in later years there were a succession of hamburger restaurants. In 2007 the building was purchased and redeveloped into a mixed-use space with retail on the first floor, office space on the second, and a residential unit on the third and fourth floor.

The Lyric Piano Building
632 Race Street, Downtown

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