House Once Owned by John and Alice Coltrane Named National Treasure - The New York Times
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House Once Owned by John and Alice Coltrane Named National Treasure
Oct. 8, 2018

John Coltrane lived in the home between 1964 and his death in 1967, and Alice Coltrane lived there until the early ’70s.Joshua Scott/National Trust for Historic Preservation
In 1964, John Coltrane ascended to an upstairs room of a two-story house in Huntington, N.Y., and made compositions that would turn into one of the most revered albums in jazz: “A Love Supreme.” Later that decade, Alice Coltrane recorded her solo debut record, “A Monastic Trio,” in a studio in the basement.
The Coltrane Home, where John Coltrane lived between 1964 and his death in 1967 and Alice Coltrane, his wife, lived until the early ’70s, has been named a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The organization will assist with renovation and preservation efforts at the home, which is in disrepair.
Plans for the property include renovation of the home (recent efforts have included replacing the roof, rebuilding the chimney and fighting mold) and, eventually, the installation of a public park on the surrounding land. The Friends of the Coltrane Home, the group that manages the property, also hopes to offer music education programs there. Earlier this year, the group was awarded a $75,000 grant by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, an initiative of the National Trust, to hire a project manager to help them achieve those goals.
“Restoring and reusing the home for music education and outreach presents an outstanding opportunity to honor the Coltranes’ values of innovation, creativity, hard work and self-empowerment,” Stephanie Meeks, the president and chief executive of the National Trust, said in a statement.
Other locations that have been given the “National Treasure” distinction include Elkhorn Ranch in North Dakota, which was once owned by Theodore Roosevelt, and the Astrodome in Houston.
A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 9, 2018, on Page C3 of the New York edition with the headline: Coltrane House Named Treasure In 1964, John Coltrane. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe
 
 





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