34-56 107th Avenue
Corona, NY 11367
Louis Armstrong (1907-1976), perhaps the 20th century's most famous musician, lived for almost thirty years in a modest house in Corona, Queens. After Louis and Lucille Armstrong passed away the house was discovered to be filled with a treasure trove of homemade tape recordings, scrapbooks, photographs, autobiographical manuscripts, trumpets and other priceless material. All of these materials are currently available to the public through the Louis Armstrong Archives, located on the campus of Queens College.
The Armstrong House was declared a New York City Landmark in 1986, is owned by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and is administered by Queens College. The goal is to open the House to the public by 2002.