Story of Piano Purchased at ReStore in Local News

The Montgomery County Gazette and The Washington Post Local Living section carried the story of the unique piano sold at ReStore that was believed to have been used at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, N.Y. back in the 1930s. Donor Sherman Harris said the piano was brought down from New York in 1952 to be used in the home of real estate agent Lillian Smith of Washington, DC. Mr. Harris was given the piano in the 1970s by Mrs. Smith’s nephew, Kermit Thornton, who was a close friend of his. Buyer James Hunt said the piano will be his inspiration as he remodels his basement in 1930s and 1940s decor. We’re happy at ReStore to see this story shared and to learn a little more about the Cotton Club’s place in our nation’s cultural history.

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