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Louis Armstrong House


  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum

Louis Armstrong -- "Satchmo" to his world-wide legion of fans -- lived in this house from 1940 to 1971. One of America's most creative, influential, and popular musicians, he arranged, composed and played blues and jazz like no one else during his 55-year career. In the 1950s and 1960s, Satchmo took his trumpet around the world, giving concerts and serving as a goodwill ambasador sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. - NHL Statement of Significance


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1940/00/00 Louis Armstrong Home Louis Armstrong buys house
1943/00/00 Louis Armstrong Home Louis and Lucille settle in to home
1971/07/06 Louis Armstrong Died Louis Armstrong dies in his sleep in Queens, NYC Event

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Particulars for Louis Armstrong House:
Cultural Affiliation Black American
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing arts
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 11th May 1976

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Armstrong, Louis, House
Registry Address: 3456 107th St.
Registry Number: 76001265
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Black, Social history, Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Person
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1950-1974
Significant Year: 1940, 1971
Associated People: Armstrong,Louis "Satchmo"
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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