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Coltrane Home to Become Museum

Back in March we reported that saxophonist-luminary John Coltrane’s former home in the Dix Hills neighborhood of Huntington, N.Y.—the place where Coltrane wrote his masterpiece A Love Supreme—was in danger of being demolished, and that a local jazz fan had taken on a preservation effort as a kind of jazz crusade. The Associated Press reported Monday that the house will be saved from demolition and turned into a Coltrane museum.

On April 20 the Huntington Town Council held a public hearing and decided that the former Coltrane residence should be designated a historic landmark. Susan Berland, a Huntington council member, told the New York Times that “the house absolutely qualifies for historic designation. John Coltrane lived there and wrote his best work there.”

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