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Billie Holiday

(1915-1959)

 
 
Billie Holiday Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Billie Holiday Marker
Inscription. Known as "Lady Day," she was called the greatest jazz vocalist of her time. Starting in 1933, she recorded with Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, and others. Notable songs include "Lover Man," "Strange Fruit." In this city she often lived here.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.691′ N, 75° 9.946′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Lombard Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1409 Lombard Street, Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gertrude E. H. Bustill Mossell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dunbar Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Furness (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital (about 600 feet away); Philadelphia Tribune (about 800 feet away); St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giovanni's Room (approx. mile away); Tindley Temple (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Billie Holiday- Biography.com. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Billie Holiday Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Billie Holiday Residence

 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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