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John Coltrane Home

Coordinates: 40°47′59.29″N 73°19′27.43″W / 40.7998028°N 73.3242861°W / 40.7998028; -73.3242861
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Coltrane House
The house in 2009
John Coltrane Home is located in New York
John Coltrane Home
John Coltrane Home is located in the United States
John Coltrane Home
Location247 Candlewood Path, Dix Hills, New York[2]
Coordinates40°47′59.29″N 73°19′27.43″W / 40.7998028°N 73.3242861°W / 40.7998028; -73.3242861
Area3.4 acres (1.4 ha)
Architectural styleMid 20th Century Ranch
NRHP reference No.07000628[1]
Added to NRHPJune 29, 2007

The John Coltrane Home is a ranch house in Dix Hills, New York, where jazz saxophonist John Coltrane lived with his family from 1964 until his death in 1967.[3] Coltrane composed his album A Love Supreme, widely considered his magnum opus, in his practice room in the house.[4][5][6]


John Coltrane and his wife Alice moved to Suffolk County in 1964, along with their three children and Alice's daughter from her prior marriage to Kenny Hagood.[7] John lived in the house until his death from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital on July 17, 1967; Alice continued living in the house until 1973.[3] The basement of the house was the site of Coltrane Studios, where many of John's demo recordings were made and Alice recorded several of her early solo albums.

Preservation efforts[edit]

Historic marker in front of the house

In 2002, the 3.4 acres (1.4 ha) house and property faced demolition and development until Steve Fulgoni, a local historian, discovered its provenance. Fulgoni alerted Alice Coltrane, owner Ash Agrawal, and the Huntington Historic Preservation Committee, who together sought a benefactor to buy the home in 2004.[8]

In 2006, the home was purchased by the Town of Huntington and given to the Friends of the Coltrane Home.

In 2007, the home was added to the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. In 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation included the home on its list of the America's Most Endangered Places.[9]

In 2018, it received an award from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Morris, Deborah S. (4 October 2013). "Coltrane House fundraiser set for Sunday". Newsday. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills". thecoltranehome.org. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ Virginia L. Bartos (March 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Coltrane House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying 13 photos". and: "additional documentation".
  5. ^ Kahn, Ashley (2002). A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album. Viking Penguin. ISBN 0-670-03136-4.
  6. ^ "Home Photos". thecoltranehome.org. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. ^ Seymour, Gene (2007-07-15). "Jazzing up John Coltrane's Dix Hills home". Newsday. Archived from the original on 2007-11-04. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  8. ^ "Town trying to save John Coltrane's home". UPI. 25 March 2004. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  9. ^ "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places 2011: John Coltrane Home". Retrieved 2011-06-15.

External links[edit]

Media related to John Coltrane Long Island House at Wikimedia Commons