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History

508 Park contains a multifaceted story of intersecting histories. Opening in 1929 as the Warner Brothers Exchange Building, this structure served as a distribution point for films and records. Brunswick Records was located on the 3rd floor and in 1937, producer Don Law organized a makeshift recording studio for sessions with legendary musician Robert Johnson, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, and many other significant musicians of the time. In 2004, Eric Clapton recorded Johnson’s music at 508 Park, paying tribute to those special recordings and Johnson’s lasting impact on music.

Learn more about 508 Park’s history.