Elegant icons from the 1800s and 1900s — Zaharakos is a rare presentation of American history.
Largest collection of pre-1900 soda fountains on public display
Rare syrup dispensers on display in the soda fountain area while you dine at a 2-top table across from the soda bar.
1908 Welte Orchestrion, a Seeburg Coin Piano, and many moreMore
Made possible by a generous donation of over 70,000 documents from Joyce and Harold Screen, the Soda Fountain Library preserves and displays a collection of journals, advertising, trade pieces, and paper goods from the soda fountain era from the mid-1800s into the early 1900s. It honors the "Father of the Soda Fountain" with a display on John Matthews that includes a soda fountain mounted to the wall.
A room dedicated to the preservation of hundreds of rolls of music for the Welte orchestrion, Banjo Orchestra and Seeburg Coin Piano along with numerous phonographs and early music rolls.
What was once the living quarters for the Zaharako family until 1914, the upstairs was transformed into a late 1800s Victorian Era loft which includes a formal dining area, sitting room, kitchen, and bedroom. From gilded ceiling trim to luxurious wall coverings, period lamps, and golden oak floor, every detail tells a story.More
Rare, elegant and fully restored for your listening pleasure
The Welte Orchestrion in its original commercial location in the Zaharakos dining room since 1908.
This self-playing organ is designed to sound like an orchestra as it plays music from punched rolls of paper. When a roll is unwound by the orchestrion’s motor, the small, precisely placed holes in the paper direct airflow through different tubes to play 184 pipes of wood, tin and brass—plus several drums and a triangle. The sound is magnificent and the experience is unforgettable. Welte (WELL-tee) Style 3 Cottage Orchestrion from M. Welte & Sons in Freiburg, Germany.Welte Restoration LISTEN to the Welte
David Ramey pictured here with owner, Mr. Tony Moravec
Arrived at Zaharakos June 26, 2013, this replica was built by the D.C. Ramey Piano Company in Marysville, Ohio. Drop in a quarter to listen to one of the 180 songs. Then watch metal brackets play the strings of a real banjo, accompanied by the piano, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, wood block, castanets, bass drum, and cymbal.
Drop a quarter in to listen to the Seeburg Style L Coin Piano at Zaharakos.
This “nickelodeon” came out of Chicago during the “Roaring Twenties”. Located in Chicago, J. P. Seeburg Piano Company was the largest maker of American coin pianos and orchestrions. The Seeburg L or “Lilliputian” piano was the smallest coin piano made by Seeburg, first introduced in 1921.
1800s Victorian Era Suite on the second floor
The Crystal Parlor dining and sitting room
Previously storage area, the second floor was transformed into a magnificient, Victorian-era suite. Named the Crystal Parlor, this elegant suite of rooms includes a formal dining area, sitting area, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. From the gilded ceiling trim to the luxurious wall coverings, period lamps, and golden oak floor, every detail tells a story.
The Crystal Parlor kitchen
Adjacent to the Crystal Parlor dining room, this functional kitchen is used for events held in the dining room. See the second and third generation of Zaharako family members photo in the hallway.
The Crystal Parlor bedroom
Suite of period specific bedroom furniture, armoire, baby buggy and more.