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Gennett Walk of Fame

187 Fort Wayne Ave, Richmond, IN 47374-3067
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Oh how wonderful

We walked the sidewalk full of history with all the musicians of the past. It was fun to see the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Penny F
Fayetteville, Georgia
Piece of Histoty

Nice stop to view a little of Richmond history. Inlaid plaques were well done, Saw a Shakespeare... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Trina T
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187 Fort Wayne Ave, Richmond, IN 47374-3067
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We walked the sidewalk full of history with all the musicians of the past. It was fun to see the names like Lawrence Welk and Guy Lombardo along with the jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and many . Clean and quiet.

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Nice stop to view a little of Richmond history. Inlaid plaques were well done, Saw a Shakespeare play in the Piano company that was a great performance for a newer company.

Thank Trina T
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Park incorporates the surviving structure from the Star Piano Company and Gennett Recording Studio. The Walk of Fame pictures many of the legendary musicians who recorded with Gennett Records. Fascinating info, but definitely include a visit to the Firehouse Bar in the Historic District, which...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The actual site is not much. A sidewalk with a lot of plaques to memorialize the famous musicians who recorded in this place. The old Starr Piano building is gone except for a corner and a covered "event site." The old Gennett logo is visible...More

Thank hawkedd
Reviewed 17 September 2016

RIchmond, IN is known for early jazz recordings by noted musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael and Charlie Patton. The Walk of Fame is in a refurbished and attractive quiet and reflective area.

Thank HoosieDiner
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Drove down and parked here for a run on the Cardinal Greenway. On my cool-down walk it was interesting to find out the history of the record industry especially early jazz artists.

Thank wna66
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is a bit off the beaten track and you would not easily find it unless you were looking for it ( which we were). There are a aeries of bronze and mosaic circular plaques in the sidewalk area on the grounds of the former...More

Thank Wdee2013
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This sadly neglected tourist attraction is rich in historical value. I loved reading of all the people who had recorded music there. I wish it were better maintained and better marked for others to find it. I loved visiting this site!

Thank AnnMooreColumbusIN
Reviewed 14 May 2014

It is not an understatement to say that Richmond, Indiana is as important to American music as New Orleans or Memphis. The Gennett Record Studio produced some of the most important recordings of American music during the early part of the 20th century including the...More

1  Thank wallarab
Reviewed 26 October 2013

The Gennett record label included many American greats in the history of jazz, blues, gospel and other musical genre of the early 20th century. This is truly a gem for those who love music, including this unique brand of American music that captured the world's...More

1  Thank Anthony-Susan
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