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Davenport in Scott County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke House

 
 
Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke House Marker
Inscription.  
In this house
Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke
(1903—1931)
was born and raised.
His short life's story left
us with the memory of his
legend as a jazz genius

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 41° 32.349′ N, 90° 33.899′ W. Marker has been damaged. Marker is in Davenport, Iowa, in Scott County. Marker is on Grand Avenue south of Walling Court, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1934 Grand Ave, Davenport IA 52803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Calvary Baptist Church - First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); E. P. Adler House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vander Veer Park Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original St. Ambrose College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral (approx. 0.7 miles away); Parker-Ficke House (approx. ¾ mile away); Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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(approx. ¾ mile away); The Soldier's Monument (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Leon Bismark Beiderbecke House. Wikipedia entry on Beiderbecke's boyhood home as well as his life and career. (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Leon Bismark (Bix) Beiderbecke House (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination for the house, which was listed in 1977. (National Archives) (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke House Marker
Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke image. Click for full size.
Via Wikipedia (Public Domain), 1924
3. Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke
The cornet player and pianist, shown here at Doyle's Academy of Music in Cincinnati, was called "the Golden Boy of the Jazz Age."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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