Piano Row District

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Piano Row District
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Piano Row District is located in Boston
Piano Row District
Piano Row District is located in Massachusetts
Piano Row District
Piano Row District is located in the US
Piano Row District
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′8″N 71°3′55″W / 42.35222°N 71.06528°W / 42.35222; -71.06528Coordinates: 42°21′8″N 71°3′55″W / 42.35222°N 71.06528°W / 42.35222; -71.06528
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
MPS Boston Theatre MRA
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP December 9, 1980

The Piano Row District is a historic district encompassing two blocks of buildings facing Boston Common at the corner of Tremont Street and Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The district extends along Boylston from Park Square to Tremont, and along Tremont to Avery Street. The district also includes two buildings on Tremont just south of Boylston: the Cutler Majestic Theater, and the 1925 Union Savings Bank building at 216-218 Tremont. This area was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and became known as "Piano Row" because of the concentration of music-related businesses, including several piano showrooms. The flagship store for M. Steinert and Sons, Boston's longtime Steinway dealer, has been located here since 1896,[2] and features a fine underground performance hall, which has unfortunately been virtually abandoned due to fire codes.

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Piano Row District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-05.