Francis Connor started his retail piano business in 1871 in New York City. Connor began manufacturing his own “F. Connor” brand of pianos in 1877 and quickly enjoyed much success. Before the turn-of-the-century, piano production was moved to Philadelphia for a short time. Around the turn-of-the-century, The Connor Piano Company established its head offices in New Orleans, Louisiana where it increased its popularity by distributing pianos throughout the Southern United States. F. Connor appears to have gone out of business before the Great Depression.
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