Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
“Kid” Thomas Valentine (1897-1987), trumpeter and bandleader, lived here at 825 Vallette Street in 1928. Born in Reserve, LA he moved to Algiers in 1923. He played at Speck’s Moulin Rouge in Marrero and Fireman’s Hall in Westwego in the 1930’s, & formed the Algiers Stompers in the 1940’s. He was among the first to play at the 1950’s jam sessions that were the forerunner of Preservation Hall & then at the hall starting in the 1960’s. He toured Japan with clarinetist George Lewis and traveled throughout the world.
Erected 2002 by N.O. Jazz Commission, Preservation Resource Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 29° 56.827′ N, 90° 2.967′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Vallette Street north of Homer Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825 Vallette Street, New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allen Residence (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marcour ResidenceAllen Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manetta Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Right Bank of the Mississippi River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Danny Barker & Louise "Blue Lou" Barker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louis Armstrong (approx. half a mile away); Brownlee Residence (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
More about this marker. Private Residence. Vallette Street is ONE WAY north at this location.
Also see . . . PRC/N.O. Jazz page on Valentine House. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.