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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Dixie Hummingbirds

 
 
The Dixie Hummingbirds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
1. The Dixie Hummingbirds Marker
Inscription.  Renowned African American gospel vocal group originally formed in 1928; members received a National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship in 2000. They influenced popular musicians, including James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and the Temptations. Their version of Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” won a Grammy Award in 1974. Founder James B. Davis (1916-2001) lived in this home, which served as the group’s headquarters.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners 🎶, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 39° 58.467′ N, 75° 10.609′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North College Avenue east of North 25th Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the sidewalk, directly in front of the
The Dixie Hummingbirds Marker<br>(<i>edge-on view • subject house behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
2. The Dixie Hummingbirds Marker
(edge-on view • subject house behind marker)
subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2435 North College Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Street Ballparks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berean Institute (approx. half a mile away); Eastern State Penitentiary (approx. half a mile away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.6 miles away); Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Opportunities Industrialization Centers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairmount Dam (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Dixie Hummingbirds
 
The Dixie Hummingbirds Marker<br>(<i>view looking east along College Ave • house left of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
3. The Dixie Hummingbirds Marker
(view looking east along College Ave • house left of marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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