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."

Address:
600 E. 3rd St., Sedalia, MO
Directions:
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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