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Packard Piano Factory


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This illustration shows the world-famous Packard Piano Factory, which once filled an entire city block on the city’s southeast side, bordered by Fairfield, Kinsmoor, Hoagland and Packard streets. With the advent of radio and home victrolas (phonographs), piano sales decreased in the USA and Packard Piano Plant was torn down in the mid-1930s. Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation turned it into Packard Park as we know it today.

Photo courtesy of Seriocomics

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