Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Oscar J. Marcour (1895-1956), violinist and bandleader, lived here at 431 Opelousas Ave from 1917 to 1919. He played with the Jules Bauduc Orchestra at the Silver Slipper, made and Edison Dictaphone recording c. 1918-1919 at pianist Norman Brownlee’s house with Brownlee and the legendary cornetist Emmet Hardy, and worked in bands of major jazzmen. His brother Milton D. “Mickey” Marcour (1897-1961), pianist, lived here from 1917 to 1923. Mickey played in the Halfway House Orchestra, and the 4 New Orleans Jazz Babies with Stalebread Lacoume, Buck Rogers, and Abbie Brunies at the Bucktown Tavern, aka Martin’s Café.
Erected by New Orleans Jazz Commission & Preservation Resource Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 29° 56.91′ N, 90° 3.094′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Opelousas Avenue east of Teche Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 Opelousas Ave, New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Valentine Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allen Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manetta Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Allen Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danny Barker & Louise "Blue Lou" Barker (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis Armstrong (approx. 0.3 miles away); Right Bank of the Mississippi River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Algiers (approx. 0.3 miles 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 Marcour Residence. (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 46 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.