Arthur Griggs

Arthur Griggs will make you smile when you hear him talk about the two loves of his life, his wife and the music industry. Sitting in his easy chair, next to the fireplace, in his Glencoe, IL home, the 93 year old spoke with passion and pride. His father established the Griggs Piano Company in 1903, where Arthur would later spend every Saturday and summers sweeping the store until he was old enough to run it. Arthur recalled that, “during the Depression, we sold everything we could get our hands on. In fact, we were the first in the area to sell electric refrigerators.” Before his passing, Arthur took part in the 100th Anniversary of the store, which is now called Griggs Music of Davenport, Iowa.


Interview Date:
February 22, 2006
Date of Birth:
September 26, 1911
Deceased Date:
April 14, 2011
Job Title:
Past President
Griggs Music

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