I took lessons at Starr House of Music for several years and then taught guitar there for 6 years (1958 to 1969). Great place and Great Lady. Lightning Record Store ( Bob was the owner) was caddy corner to Starr across from Whities Pet Shop. There was a Foster's Freeze next to Starr to the west and a Spouse Reitz Store next to that which became Whities when Whities moved from down the street, they started at Ventura and ?, can't remember the street , but it was west of First street , the street than angled and Lafayette School was on. The Foster Freeze moved east next to Juvy and B of A moved in next to Starr.
Also M+V Music , owned by Mr. Miller and Mr. Valentino. Another great store on First and McKinley and what was called the Mayfair Shopping Center. The Mayfair District, which never caught on like the Tower District. M-V was known for their great sheet music department, run by Mr. Miller. The instrument side was run by Mr. Valentino. Guess that's enough for now. Would like to hear from any of the students or musicians that donned those places.