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Address: 187 Fort Wayne Ave, Richmond, IN 47374-3067

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Must see for Jazz fans

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... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
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Richmond, IN
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Franklin, Tennessee
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53 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 offers a more personal look at these great musicians and their impact on the music... More 

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Richmond, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 on the building. When I go to New Orleans and talk to the old time... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Loveland, Colorado
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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Los Angeles, California
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186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
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 Starr piano factory/ Gennett recording atudios locale commemorqting Richmond recordings of well known Jazz musicians... More 

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Columbus IN
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 first recordings of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and others. The walk of fame is tragically... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 837 helpful votes
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 devotion.

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Lynn
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

3 young girls in search of something to do on a Beautiful day. We have a camera on hand and look as if we are ready for spring break, why not enjoy the day taking pictures. My friend, sister and I were driving around in search of something to do. We pulled onto this road as we saw a painted... More 

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Centerville, Indiana
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2012

The walk of fame had very few quality booths, music was ok but the surrounding booths weren't worth going. If you love the music go but don't expect much more.

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