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Louis Armstrong House
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.

Access: Will open by 2002 Mon.-Fri. 10-5 Sat. by appointment only
Fees: Free
Phone: (718) 997-3670
Notes: Archive location: 64-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens College Rosenthal Library, Room 332, Flushing, NY 11367
Category: Historic Houses/Sites
Subject: African-Americans , General NYC History
Time Period: 20th Century since WW2


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