Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Columbia Graphophone Company Shop

A shop for the Columbia Graphophone Company designed by Starrett & Van Vleck c. 1916 in New York City. Click HERE for more on the Columbia Graphophone Company. I do not know the precise location of the shop.

Photos from The American Architect, 1917.


The Down East Dilettante said...

One could move right in..

The Down East Dilettante said...

After googling myself silly, I find one mention of a Columbia Gramophone Shop on Fifth Avenue in 1918. This shop would certainly make sense as a mid-town store when the neighborhood was as fashionable a shopping district as there was.

There is also mention through the thirties of a Gramophone Shop (no Columbia) through the 1930's at 18 E. 48th St.

Also worth mentioning is that of course, music stores used to occupy their own mini-districts, with Steinway, Columbia, etc. all grouped together. I don't know where this was in NY (although the one in Boston survived until fairly recently).

And of course, if one were to get one's hands on a 1918 city directory, all would be revealed :-)