Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Norman Brownlee (1896-1967), pianist, bandleader, instrument salesman, & Musicians’ Union official, lived here at 407 Delaronde Street from 1912 until 1922. He led his own Brownlee’s Orchestra from 1920 to 1930, which included Emmet Hardy, Arthur “Monk” Hazel, Joseph “Sharkey” Bonano, John Wigginton Hyman, & many others. His band recorded in New Orleans for the Okeh label in 1926. In 1932, he moved to Pensacola, FL, where he became an official in the Musicians’ Union, & also continued to play piano.
Erected by N.O. Jazz Commission, Preservation Resource Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Labor Unions.
Location. 29° 57.24′ N, 90° 3.108′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Delaronde Street east of Lavergne Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 Delaronde 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. Hardy Residence (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct Algiers Courthouse (about 700 feet away); The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 (about 800 feet away); Transatlantic Slave Trade to Louisiana (about 800 feet away); Duverjé Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manetta Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Algiers' Dry Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enslaved Africans (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.