Louis Armstrong House

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Louis Armstrong House
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Louis Armstrong House, December 2007
Louis Armstrong House is located in New York City
Louis Armstrong House
Location Queens, New York
Coordinates 40°45′20″N 73°51′43″W / 40.75556°N 73.86194°W / 40.75556; -73.86194Coordinates: 40°45′20″N 73°51′43″W / 40.75556°N 73.86194°W / 40.75556; -73.86194
Built 1910[1]
Architect Robert W. Johnson[1]
NRHP Reference # 76001265
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976[2]
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[3]
Designated NYCL December 13, 1988

The Louis Armstrong House was the home of Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille Wilson from 1943 until his death in 1971. Lucille gave ownership of it to the city of New York in order to create a museum focused on her husband. It was designated a New York City Landmark in 1988[1] and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

It is located at 34-56 107th Street near 37th Avenue, in Corona, Queens, New York City.[3][4] The house is now a museum that presents concerts and educational programs, operates as a historic house museum and makes materials in its archives of writings, books, recordings and memorabilia available to the public for research.

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  1. ^ a b c Dolkart, Andrew S. & Postal, Matthew A.; Guide to New York City Landmarks, 3rd Edition; New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004. ISBN 0-471-36900-4; p.283.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Louis Armstrong House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  4. ^ Lynne Gomez Graves (February 3, 1976). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Louis Armstrong House PDF (395 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, exterior, from 1976 PDF (1.36 MB)

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