Louis Armstrong House Museum

Louis Armstrong House Museum


Louis Armstrong House

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

U.S. National Historic Landmark

NYC Landmark

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Louis Armstrong House, 2012

Louis Armstrong House is located in New York City

Louis Armstrong House

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Location 34-56 107th Street, Queens, New York
Coordinates 40°45′20″N 73°51′43″WCoordinates40°45′20″N 73°51′43″W
Built 1910[1]
Architect Robert W. Johnson[1]
NRHP reference No. 76001265
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976[2]
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[3]
Designated NYCL December 13, 1988




Among the world'' s most prominent jazz musicians as well as performers; Louis Armstrong resided in this moderate Queens house from 1943 till his death in 1971.

The 20th century created no lack of fabulous players as well as singers however Louis Armstrong is the only number who entirely changed the method individuals played music on their tools and also he completely changed the means people sang. Developing the idea of the improvisated solo, promoting the use of scat singing, specifying the idea of swing–– those are simply some of the ways Louis Armstrong altered jazz, as well as American music–– during his life time.


In 1983, his widow Lucille willed the building and its contents to New York City for the development of a museum as well as study facility dedicated to Armstrong'' s career as well as the background of jazz.

Your home is a gem frozen in time, as if the Armstrongs have actually just tipped out. The museum supplies day-to-day led trips to site visitors from all over the world and includes a range of programs, consisting of performances, lectures, and also workshops. The Louis Armstrong House was named a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and a New York City Landmark in 1988.





Allure artist'' s impeccably preserved home in a modest New York City area is a testimony to his as well as midcentury style'' s heritage. The visitor area of Louis Armstrong ' s residence in Corona, Queens, still has its initial late 1960s botanical-print wallpaper as well as matching upholstery; the portrait is of Armstrong'' s better half


, Lucille. Neighboring is the stainless-steel Unisphere from the 1964 World'' s Fair, and three miles west is Flushing'' s Main Street, with its congested dim amount parlors.

Corona, though, seems like a suburban area wedged right into the city, as well as it'' s here, on a peaceful residential block, with small century-old detached residences with small cement patios and light weight aluminum siding, that you'' ll find among the nation'' s great anonymous layout museums: allure trumpeter and also bandleader Louis Armstrong'' s astonishingly preserved house, where he lived from 1943 until his death in 1971, at age 69.



Armstrong was birthed in New Orleans in 1901, quit of school as a child as well as was an effective exploring musician in his very early 20s. By 1929, he was living in Harlem, however as one of the most popular recording artists in the nation, he traveled about 300 evenings a year.

In 1939, he met his fourth as well as final spouse, Lucille Wilson, a dancer at Harlem'' s Cotton Club. Lucille, who invested component of her youth in Corona, decided it was time for her husband to calm down in a house, a genuine house, as opposed to living out of hotel spaces. (Even their wedding celebration took area on the road, in St.


Louis, at the home of the singer Velma Middleton.) 



Someday, when Armstrong was away at a gig, she put a down settlement of $8,000 (around $119,000 in today'' s money) on 34-56 107th Street. She didn'' t tell him she ' d done this till 8 months later on, during which time she made the home mortgage repayments herself.

(Lucille didn'' t like being told no; as Hyland Harris, that takes care of the Louis Armstrong House Museum present store, situated in what was as soon as the garage the most significant aberration in between your home today as well as its past versions told me, “& ldquo; There is a reason that she was the last other half.”& rdquo;-RRB- BACKGROUND Louis Armstrong the world ' s most famous jazz artist was

a global celeb'that could have lived anywhere.Yet in 1943, he and his partner, Lucille, settled in a moderate house in Corona, Queens, where they lived for the rest of their lives.

No person has lived in your house because the Armstrongs, and the house as well as its home furnishings continue to be very much as they were throughout Louis as well as Lucille ' s life time. Today, the Louis Armstrong'House Museum & Archives is open to the general public, supplying guided trips of Louis ' s longtime residence. On the excursion, audio clips from Louis ' s homemade recordings are played, as well as site visitors hear Louis practicing his trumpet, delighting in a meal, or chatting with his pals.


Visitors also get to delight in an exhibit on Louis ' s life and heritage, as well as the Armstrongs ' lovely Japanese-inspired yard. The' Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation



gave the house to the Department of Culture Affairs after Lucille Armstrong passed away in 1983. This block house was designed by engineer Robert W.

Johnson and also developed by Thomas Daly in 1910. Some adjustments were made to the exterior as well as inside of your home when the Armstrongs moved in. The veranda that was as soon as in the front of the house was taken down and also the room was included in the living-room.


For the outside of the house the yard was set up and the garage was built by the Armstrongs.In enhancement the interior of your home was refurbished to their taste.Ornate washrooms, and also the kitchen area was not originally part of your house.


Paintings and also mementos were offered to Louis Armstrong on scenic tour from Asia, Europe to Africa. These presents have found a residence of their very own on cabinets, evening stands, shelves and walls. HEALTH AND WELLNESS PRECAUTION In an effort


to contain the spread of COVID-19

and to protect our team as well as site visitors, the Louis Armstrong House Museum as well as Archives has actually continued to be closed.

On Saturday, July 10th, we will organize our first in-person event, a Block Party for our community.Reserve your place at the Block Party here!In the adhering to weeks we will certainly re-open to the general public for scenic tours. Information to come.


We remain to be devoted to the health and safety of our visitors as well as will certainly call for masks as well as social distancing.Please check our social media sites as well as our website in the coming days for additional statements. Up until we re-open in full, our objective lives on, online.


Welcome to Armstrong At Home digital programs: The Real Ambassadors together Pops is Tops! Cultural After School Adventure(CASA)ADMISSION Adults:$12Seniors(65 as well as older ), visitors with disabilities(caretakers free


of fee)

*, energetic task armed force, pupils, and youngsters:$8Group rate(8 or even more)**:$7Children under 5: FreeMembers: FreeThe rate of admission consists of an assisted historic house scenic tour as well as accessibility to the display area as well as garden, which can be seen before or after your trip. Booking is advised for any kind of site visitor who needs unique accommodations. * Does not look for team brows through.

OPENING HOURS Saturday– Sunday: 12PM– 5PM Tuesdays: Open only for reserved teams of 8



or even more individuals.

Make your – team reservation with type. The Museum is

revealed only through assisted 40-minute historic house excursions that start every hour


on the hour (last tour of the day starts at 4PM ).

The exhibit location and also garden can be explored before or after the tour.No booking is needed as tours are first-come, first-served unless you are planning


a team see of at the very least 8 individuals or require special lodgings, in which situation an appointment is highly suggested. Closed on all Mondays and also Tuesdays and also the complying with Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year ' s Eve and New Year '


s Day.

Constantly open on the 4th of July, in honor of Louis ' s traditional birthday. ACCESS The whole ground floor('that includes the Welcome Center, Museum Store, display 


location, and also washroom)of the Museum is'wheelchair-accessible.


The historical house excursion requires the capability to climb up 2 sets of high staircases and also to represent 40 minutes.


Site visitors that are not able to take the trip obtain an online excursion rather. DIRECTIONS The Museum is located in the north part of Queens, New York City, close to LaGuardia Airport. By Subway: Take the 7 train to 103 St-Corona Plaza.


Pick the leave on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue, and afterwards take the staircases


on your left.

Make a right( north)onto 103rd Street. Stroll 2 blocks and make a best onto 37th Avenue.

Stroll 4 brief blocks as well as make

a left onto 107th Street. The Museum gets on the left side, 1/2 block north of 37th Avenue. By Car via Long Island Expresswa y: Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 22 and also hop on the Grand Central Parkway going west towards the RFK Bridge(formerly known as Triboro Bridge).

Right away obtain in the left lane, take left exit 9W, and also continue straight onto Northern Boulevard. Make a left turn onto 106th Street,



an additional left onto 37th Avenue, as well as an instant left once more onto 107th Street. The Museum gets on the left side, 1/2 block north of 37th Avenue.

By Car via RFK Bridge: Take the Grand Central Parkway going eastern to leave 8. Make a right at the quit indicator and after that a prompt left onto 31st Drive. Cross Astoria Blvd as well as continue 2 blocks to make an ideal onto Northern Boulevard.


Make a left turn onto 106th Street, another left onto 37th Avenue, and also a prompt left again onto 107th Street.



The Museum is on the left side, 1/2 block north of 37th Avenue..