Jazz Musician John Coltrane’s Home In Dix Hills Makes ‘Most Endangered’ List

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.

Jazz musician John Coltrane‘s home in Dix Hills, where he wrote “A Love Supreme” in an upstairs bedroom, has deteriorated due to a lack of funds, the National Trust for Historic Preservation said.

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.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports: John Coltrane’s Dix Hills Home On Most Endangered List

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.

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  • Da Capo

    If we were more Afro Centric in our culture this
    would be as much as a shrine as Grant’s tomb.
    Coltrane & Byrd Parker were 2 of our greatest artists and
    anything each of them touched should be preserved .
    That this should even be an issue while we fund phoney
    wars & jet planes that don’t work, is a humiliation.

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