Reporting Mona Rivera
DIX HILLS, NY (CBSNewYork/AP) – It was where one of the all-time greatest jazz albums was recorded. Now, the Coltrane house on Long Island is among the nation’s 11 most endangered historic places.
Coltrane’s son, Ravi, said his father went into the bedroom and was there for several days writing the famous masterwork.
“I’m very honored the National Historic Trust has designated the site as a place of importance,” Ravi Coltrane said. “It’s always been important to me. I’m thrilled just to see it still standing.”
Coltrane lived in the home until his death in 1967.
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A local group hopes to raise $1 million to restore the site as an education center.
Also on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of the most endangered historic places a cloverleaf-shaped Chicago hospital building, a Pillsbury plant in Minneapolis that once was the world’s most advanced flour mill and the entire city of Charleston, South Carolina.
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For more information about the Coltrane house, visit http://thecoltranehome.org.