Canadian Music Trades Journal, September, 1917, p.87: "The Lippert Furniture Co., Ltd., an old established and well known furniture manufacturing firm of Kitchener, Ont., are entering the manufacture of phonographs. The firm expect to have samples out this month."
From Heritage Impact Assessment, City Centre Development, Kitchener:
Edward Lippert was born in Preston in 1873 and
learned the upholstering trade at a young age. Prior to
starting Lippert’s Home
Furnishing Co., he had been buying and selling real
estate in Calgary. He operated
a retail furniture and undertaking business at 11 Young
Street from 1905,
investing in other Berlin real estate, buying the
Brunswick House opposite and
converting it into the Windsor Hotel. He also built a
new block of buildings on
King Street between Francis and Water Streets where he
began a new furniture
business. In 1920 he sold his furniture business and
converted 11 Young Street
into the Windsor Annex Apartments. In 1929, he added
three storeys to the top
of the building and opened the Mayfair Hotel on
September 11 of that year.
Lippert served on Kitchener City Council in the 1930s.
Through his efforts to
lower taxes in Kitchener, the Kitchener Taxpayers’
Association was organized.
He resigned from Council due to illness two months
before his death in 1935.
Courtesy, "Waterloo Region Generations" - George Lippert
Lippert Furniture Co., Kitchener, about 1905
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