1425 Harlem Boulevard

1425 Harlem Boulevard

Residence of George W. O’Shay and wife, Martha O’Shay

Also residence of Willard N. Van Matre Jr. and wife, Irma Van Matre

President and Treasurer of Schumann Piano Company

 

Source:  1923 Rockford City Directory

Schumann Piano Factory

also maker of Schumann Player pianos

Schumann Piano Factory

“It is here that the famous Schumann Pianos, known from coast to coast as pianos of the finest musical quality and greatest durability, are made.  All instruments made in this factory are of the highest quality.  They differ from each other not in quality but in size and design only.  The Schumann Piano Co., W. N. Van Matre, president, also makes the celebrated Schumann Player Piano.  All patents on the Schumann piano are owned by the Schumann Piano Co.”

Source: “The City Of Rockford and Her Men of Affairs,” pub. 1920, p 17.

“Schumann Piano Co., W. N. Van Matre Pres (Lake Bluff, Ill); C. B. McIntosh, V-Pres; W N Van Matre, Jr. Sec-Treas, factory at Fulton and Logan, retail Salesroom at State St. N E corner Wyman St, C. H. Spencer, Manager.

Source: McCoy’s 1920 Rockford City Directory