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Sedalia, Missouri: Cradle of Ragtime Piano

Outdoor photo-op. Built of iron, with a cartoon-style piano and crazy undulating keyboard, it sits on train tracks and pays tribute to Sedalia music history as the "Cradle of Ragtime."

600 E. 3rd St., Sedalia, MO
East edge of downtown, on the train tracks behind the old Katy Depot, on the southeast corner of E. 3rd St. and S. Thompson Ave.
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Cradle of Ragtime.

Ragtime Tracks

A memorial to the Cradle of Ragtime! A plaque on the side begins, "Saturday Night at the Maple Leaf Club." This is on the train tracks behind the historic Katy Depot.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/26/2020]

Officially titled "Syncopated Rhythm," the piano, made of iron, was built in 2004 by local artist John Guffin. The undulating keyboard is not broken; it's meant to suggest the music of Ragtime, which was considered wild in 1905.

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