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Columbia Towers

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Identification

Columbia Towers
Birdsey and Somers Corset Company, American Graphophone Company, Columbia Records
361217

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
modernism

Usages

residential condominium

Facts

  • This building was owned for many years by Columbia Records, part of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
  • It was home to many firsts in the music recording business: production of the first recording of a complete symphony, (Beethoven’s Seventh, 1924); first commercial electrical recording (March 31, 1925); first long playing (LP) record (1948).

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Location

50 Ridgefield Avenue
50 Ridgefield Avenue
06610
Bridgeport
Connecticut
U.S.A.

Technical Data

64.13 ft
5
1916
2008
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