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Daynes Music Co./Discount Piano Warehouse

Where » 6935 S. State St., Midvale

Hours » 10 a.m to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Selling » Pianos, player-piano systems, sheet music, accessories such as metronomes, lamps, benches

Founded » 1862 in a log building just east of Main Street on 100 South in downtown Salt Lake City

Symphony patron» In 1902, company president Royal Daynes helps fund the forerunner of today’s Utah Symphony

Ballet booster » In 1963, then-owner Gerald Daynes opens store to be the first home of what became Ballet West

Opera fan » In 1982, Gerald’s son, Skip Daynes, uses store to house offices of the Utah Opera

Oldest continuously operating Utah firms

1862 » Daynes Music, Midvale

1873 » Zions Bank, Salt Lake City

1880 » Winder Farms, West Valley City

1886 » Lagoon park, Farmington

1892 » Sweet Candy Co., Salt Lake City

1896 » S.E. Needham Jewelry, Logan

1905 » Utah Woolen Mills, Salt Lake City

Source: Tribune research

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