Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Henry Allen (1871-1952) trumpet player and bandleader, and Henry "Red” Allen, Jr., (1906-1967), trumpet player, singer and bandleader, lived here at 414 Newton Street from 1906 until 1917. Henry Allen led the Allen Brass Band an eleven-piece group with his brother Samuel on tuba and alto horn; trombonist Jack Carey was also a regular member. Henry "Red” Allen, Jr., left New Orleans to play on the Streckfus Line riverboats and later went to New York where he enjoyed a lifelong music career playing with Luis Russell, Fletcher Henderson, Mills Blue Rhythm Band, and his own groups with Coleman Hawkins, Pee Wee Russell, and others.
Erected 2002 by New Orleans Jazz Commission & Preservation Resource Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 29° 56.735′ N, 90° 3.104′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Newton Street west of Nunez Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Allen Residence (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Valentine Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Right Bank of the Mississippi River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marcour Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danny Barker & Louise "Blue Lou" Barker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Manetta Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louis Armstrong (approx. half a mile away); Historic Algiers (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
More about this marker. Private residence.
Also see . . . N.O. Jazz/PRC Entry for Allen House. (Submitted on November 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.