Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Walter Jacobs, "Little Walter", lived at this site. The Blues legend was born in Marksville, and learned to play harmonica while living in Alexandria. He played often with Muddy Waters and Jimmy Rogers in the 1950's, and heavily influenced Rock bands in the 1960's. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Erected by Boy Scouts of America Troop 32, Pollock, Louisiana.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 31° 17.6′ N, 92° 27.115′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Street and Warshauser Street, on the left when traveling south on Lee Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria LA 71301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jewish Temple (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Cook Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alexandria Library (approx. Arna Wendell Bontemps Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Guaranty Eagles (approx. 1.3 miles away); The James Wade Bolton House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Emmanuel Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2018.