The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique"

Barrington, Illinois

Memories of the Phonograph


Phonographs are just a small part of "Place de la Musique." This is how the Sanfilippo website describes their collection:

The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world's largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting.

The primary motive behind this collection is the preservation and sharing of the experience of these marvelous inventions of the Western World.


The following are a few phonograph related photos from some who have visited the collection.


Photo from 2011 visit by Hicks Car Works






Photo from 2006 visit by Bill Reid



Photo by Kurt Van Allsburg, 2021



Photo by Kurt Van Allsburg, 2021



For details about the The Sanfilippo Foundation and collection visit Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique."