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          These are titles published by the House on the Rock, Attraction, originally created by Alex Jordan, Jr., which is located on Highway 23 between Dodgeville and Spring Green [Archive], WI.

Author ? - CBS News - Wikipedia
Related: - Musical Box Society International (MBSI)
House on the Rock Timeline / Admission Price History / Attendance
House on the Rock Music Machines


#A)   Summary Discography (top/bottom of page)
    t = Complete list of track titles appears in the Full Discography

   Compact Discs (no LP's or Cassettes were ever released)

#01)t 1997   The Circus Room And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock"
#02)t 1997   The Gladiator Calliope And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock"
#03)t 1997   The Mikado And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock"
#04)t 1997   World's Largest Carousel And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock"
  
#B) Full Discography (top/bottom of page) [number] = Actual albums I have seen "Owners" = Who owns, or owned, the album I saw (see the complete code list in library) Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) Owners ----------House on the Rock, Spring Green, WI ------ #01) 1997 The Circus Room [CD: no catalog #] {A} --- And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock" --- #01. 1 2:51 The Circus Room: Entree Des Gladiateurs #01. 2 3:18 The Circus Room: Among the Roses #01. 3 3:00 The Circus Room: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony #01. 4 3:02 The Circus Room: Valse Bleue #01. 5 2:36 The Circus Room: International Vaudeville #01. 6 2:53 The Gate House Ensemble: Grieg Concerto #01. 7 2:48 The Gate House Ensemble: Tchaikovsky Concerto #01. 8 4:21 The Gate House Ensemble: Ravel's Bolero #01. 9 1:37 The Hearse: When the Saints Go Marching In #01. 10 8:54 The House Grand Piano: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #02) 1997 The Gladiator Calliope [CD: no catalog #] {A} --- And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock" --- #02. 1 2:11 The Gladiator Calliope: Lights Out #02. 2 2:00 The Gladiator Calliope: Buckeye State #02. 3 2:07 The Gladiator Calliope: Entree Des Gladiateurs #02. 4 2:02 The Gladiator Calliope: National Progress #02. 5 2:30 The Gladiator Calliope: The Thunderer #02. 6 2:28 The Gladiator Calliope: National Honor #02. 7 2:18 The Gladiator Calliope: Boy Scouts of America #02. 8 2:28 The Gladiator Calliope: Paul Revere's Ride #02. 9 1:57 The Gladiator Calliope: High School Cadets #02. 10 2:14 The Gladiator Calliope: Midnight Fire Alarm #02. 11 2:21 Kitty DuBois Room: Tuff #02. 12 2:00 Kitty DuBois Room: Yakety Sax #02. 13 1:58 Link Player Piano: Jealous #02. 14 1:45 Link Player Piano: Nightingale Waltz #02. 15 1:54 Link Player Piano: The Hoodoo Man #02. 16 1:35 Link Player Piano: Drifting to You #02. 17 1:57 Link Player Piano: On a Windy Day Way Down in Waikiki #02. 18 1:48 Link Player Piano: Any Old Time at All #02. 19 1:56 Link Player Piano: Get the Blues When It Rains #02. 20 1:40 Link Player Piano: National Elks March #02. 21 1:45 Link Player Piano: Button Up Your Overcoat #02. 22 1:48 Link Player Piano: I'd Love You All Over Again #02. 23 1:46 Link Player Piano: Worried #02. 24 1:47 Link Player Piano: Give Me An Old Fashioned Girlie #02. 25 1:47 Link Player Piano: It Had to Be You #02. 26 1:56 Link Player Piano: Mandalay #02. 27 1:44 Link Player Piano: Don't Mind the Rain Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #03) 1997 The Mikado [CS: no catalog #] {A} --- And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock" --- #03. 1 2:23 The Mikado: Dance Macabre #03. 2 2:02 The Mikado: Harem Bells #03. 3 1:40 The Mikado: Ritual Fire Dance #03. 4 2:17 The Coinola: Tennessee Waltz #03. 5 2:00 The Coinola: Seventy Six Trombones #03. 6 2:19 The Coinola: Alley Cat #03. 7 2:35 The Coinola: Beer Barrel Polka #03. 8 2:27 The Blue Room: Anvil Chorus #03. 9 1:58 The Blue Room: Poet & Peasant Overture #03. 10 5:04 The Moon of Manakoora: Harbor Lights #03. 11 2:38 The Moon of Manakoora: Hello Young Lovers #03. 12 2:37 The Hupfeld Three Violin: Shimmy Vamp #03. 13 1:45 The Peacock Organ: Tico Tico #03. 14 1:16 The Peacock Organ: Flight Of The Bumble Bee #03. 15 1:33 The Red Room: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker; Tchaikovsky) #03. 16 0:47 The Puppet Piano: Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay #03. 17 3:03 The Franz Josef: Offenbach's Can-Can Medley Summary Discography (top/bottom of page) #04) 1997 World's Largest Carousel [CD: no catalog #] {A} --- And Other Selections From "The House on the Rock" --- #04. 1 6:20 Estudiantina #04. 2 6:09 Voices of Spring #04. 3 9:48 Skaters' Waltz #04. 4 9:20 Artist's Life Waltzes #04. 5 3:10 Polka: Thunder & Lightning #04. 6 10:09 Emperor Waltz

House on the Rock Timeline
          [an expansion of Wikipedia's "Timeline"]

  1. 1945 - Alex Jordan, Jr. begins construction
  2. 1960 - House on the Rock opened to the public
  3. 1961 - Gate House
  4. 1968 - Mill House
  5. 1971 - Streets of Yesterday
  6. 1974 - Music of Yesterday
  7. 1981 - World's Largest Carousel, Organ Room
  8. 1982 - Doll Carousel Room
  9. 1983 - Gardens
  10. 1984 - Doll Houses
  11. 1985 - Infinity Room
  12. 1987 - Circus Building, The Galleries
  13. 1988 - House on the Rock sold to Art Donaldson for $17,000,000.00
  14. 1989 - Alex Jordan passed away on Nov. 6
  15. 1990 - Alex Jordan Creative Center and Memorial Gardens (since permanently closed)
  16. 1990 - Heritage of the Sea
  17. 1991 - Holiday Tour, renamed to Christmas at the House on the Rock
  18. 1995 - Tribute to Nostalgia
  19. 1998 - House on the Rock Inn
  20. 1999 - Springs Resort purchased, renamed to House on the Rock Resort
  21. 2002 - Spirit of Aviation
  22. 2003 - House on the Rock Inn, North Lodge
  23. 2005 - Inspiration Point
  24. 2006 - Alex Jordan Historical Center
  25. 2008 - Renovation Phase I: Welcome Center, Japanese Garden, Moongate Walkway, renovation to the Mill House including a new mill wheel. (D) And some sad news, the wonderful candy, chocolate and fudge store at the end of the Tour for years is gone permanently.
  26. 2009 - Renovation Phase II: Alex Jordan Historic Center, Asian Garden

Complete Tour (Mar-Sep), General Adult Admission Price History:
1945-1959 - Free
1960 - 50 cents (grossed $5,000 in 1960, $34,000 in 1961) (A)
1961-1962 - 50 cents
1963 - $1.50 (B)
1964-1998 - $?
1999 - $15.40
2000-2005 - $19.50
2006-2008 - $26.50
2009 - $28.50 (less $2.00 Senior Discount, if applicable)

Attendance:
1960-1988 - annual attendance?
"half a million people a year" [as of 1989, when Alex Jordan, Jr. died] (C)
1990-2007 - annual attendance?

Sources:
(A) "Alex Jordan: Architect of His Own Dream", by Doug Moe, House of Wyoming Valley, Inc., Spring Green, WI, ISBN-10: 0-9630207-0-6, ISBN-13: 978-0963020703, 1991 (137 p.), p. 56
(B) Ibid, p. 74
(C) Ibid, p. 134
(D) "House on the Rock celebrates completion of renovation phase", The Dodgeville Chronicle, 7-31-2008, p. 1?, 3
          The Dodgeville Chronicle [PDF format, requires Adobe Acrobat reader] (PDF format, requires Adobe Acrobat reader)
          June 2007 - The House on the Rock Unveils Renovation Plan [2007-2010] [PDF format, requires Adobe Acrobat reader] (PDF format, requires Adobe Acrobat reader)

My visits to The House on the Rock that I can recall:
          [WANTED: 1998 or before, 2001, 2002, 2008-2009 Calendars]

  ?-??-197?
  8-28-1993
  ?-??-1999 - 1999 Calendar (cover 6,998 KB) - $? - 10"x8"
  ?-??-2000 - 2000 Calendar (cover 7,695 KB) - $? - 10"x8"
  ?-??-2003 - 2003 Calendar (cover 6,536 KB) - $? - 10"x8"
  6-14-2004 - 2004 Calendar (cover 6,998 KB) - $3.95 - 10"x8"
  6-05-2005 - 2005 Calendar (cover 7,695 KB) - $9.95 - 10"x8"
  8-15-2005
  4-23-2006 - 2006 Calendar (cover 6,536 KB) - $11.95 - 10"x8"
10-01-2006
  8-07-2007 - 2007 Calendar (cover 6,998 KB) - $? - 9"x12"
10-12-2007 - 2008 Calendar not available yet
  9-29-2008 - 2008 Calendar sold out!!
  9-14-2009 - 2009 Calendar sold out!! - 2010 Calendar not available yet
          Calendar Thumbnails and Scans

          According to two Employees on 9-29-2008, The House will probably never, ever have a catalog of unique House on the Rock souvenirs available for on-line sales on their Web site. This is probably because they are earning so much money from gate receipts that they have no need or use for any additional income that would be earned from global souvenir sales. I was also told that the 2009 Calendar will not be available at the House until probably March or April 2009, three or four months after it is needed on January 1st by potential customers.

          According to an Employee on 9-14-2009, at one time, date unknown, there was a printed catalog of House on the Rock souvenirs, but it was too expensive to print updated versions, so it was permanently discontinued. No copies of any version of this catalog are known to still exist.

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