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Aeolian Company Factory Complex

  • Address: 59 - 85 85 Tremont St
  • Vicinity: 33 and 41 Locust St
  • Type: Factory
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Aeolian Company Factory Complex is a former manufacturing facility at the intersection of Tremont and Cambridge streets in Meriden, Connecticut. Constructed from 1887 through 1920, the red brick factory produced automatic musical instruments, including player pianos known as pianolas, and music rolls. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1887/07/26 Aeolian Company Founder The Aeolian Organ and Music Co is establishes in Meriden by merger of the Mechanical Orguinette Co of New York and the Automatic Music Paper Co of Boston. The Meriden plant is erected for the manufacture of the perforated music rolls used in its organs.
1887/10/00 Henry M Jones Architect A Mill Building is erected along Cambridge and Tremont streets. The facilities include space for Offices and production: Cutting, Finishing Paper Stock, Expression, Woodworking, Cabinetry, Veneer and Shipping.
1893/00/00 H Wales Lines Company Contractor Designed by Henry M Jones, Mill Building No 6 is built by H Wales Lines on the Cambridge St east end, creating areas for Woodworking, Cabinetry, Veneer, Machine and Stencil, Stock and Shipping.
1901/00/00 Building 12 and 14 are built by J G Grozier Co on the Tremont Street southern end. Designed by Walter T Arnold, the brick factory houses Music Roll Production.
1901/00/00 H Wales Lines Company Contractor A Machining, Finishing and Expression factory is built by H Wales Lines midway on Tremont Street. The brick structure was designed by Adolph Strack.

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Particulars for Aeolian Company Factory Complex:
Music Automatic Musical Instruments
Sight Category Building
Building Type Factory
Area of Significance Industry
Music Musical Instrument

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