At Home in Queens, New York With Louis Armstrong

For almost 30 years of his life, Louis Armstrong lived in a modest home in Corona, Queens, not far from where his fourth wife, Lucille, was from.  By the time Louis moved into his New York home, he was a world-renowned entertainer and a millionaire, but at home in his working-class nieghborhood, he took time to play with children and to write lenghty replies to his fan letters.  After Louis' death on 1971, his and Lucille's home became a National Historic Landmark.  In 2003, it opened as the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

 

 

**First Heard on WWOZ’s Street Talk**

 

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