THE WURLITZER BUILDING
Recently, one of the original founding members of the American Historic Juke Box Society, Charlie Davis, was on a road trip to New York. He and his wife stopped by the original Wurlitzer building in Tonawanda, New York to visit. Behind the original building as shown in the color pictures, was the factory where Wurlitzer had their manufacturing plant. In one of the pictures, you will see a wet bar that, on the lower face, are sliced sections of trees. These are actual slices of the trees from the property that were used in the manufacture of the many machines that Wurlitzer manufactured. The picture showing a wallbox is actually the doors to the elevator! While walking around in the building and taking pictures, they ran into the General Manager & Events Planner. After introducing themselves, the Manager gave them a little tour of the building. Much of the space inside of the building is now used for weddings, banquets, and catering, with some retail space as well. A lot of the building still shows a lot of the history of Wurlitzer, with many black and white pictures adorning the walls showing the factory floor and workers. Oddly enough, for all of the original Wurlitzer artifacts shown throughout the building, they do not have a jukebox! The General Manager has tasked Charlie to find or refurbish an old Wurlitzer Jukebox to show off inside the Wurlitzer Building. Stay tuned, and check back to this page periodically, and we will post updates as they become available!
MANY THANKS TO CHARLIE DAVIS FOR PROVIDING THE ABOVE PICTURES!