Bloomington in Monroe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Born and reared in Bloomington, he is considered one of the most important American songwriters of the twentieth century. Began attending Indiana University 1920; graduated with a law degree 1926. Tried law as career, but returned to music. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Died on December 27, 1981 in California; buried in Bloomington.
Hoagy wrote that he composed “Stardust” in part on the piano of the Book Nook located here. Among his other popular songs were “Heart and Soul,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Lazybones,” and “Old Buttermilk Sky,” which was nominated for an Academy Award 1946. Won an Academy Award 1951 for “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” from Here Comes the Groom.
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau and City of Bloomington. (Marker Number 53.2007.2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
Location. 39° 9.962′ N, 86° 31.619′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Indiana, in Monroe County. Marker is on S. Indiana Avenue south of E. Kirkwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington IN 47408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Colored School (approx. ¼ mile away); Monroe County's Carnegie Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); G.A.R. Soldiers of All Wars Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe County / Bloomington World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe County W.W. II Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Also see . . .
1. IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on June 3, 2014.)
2. Hoagy Carmichael - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 3, 2014.)
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