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Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

 
 
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center Marker-Left of front door image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 9, 2017
1. Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center Marker-Left of front door
Inscription.
The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, founded in 1981 was a rich history which started over 25 years ago when the organization began as a Model Cities Arts Program. The estate of James Hubert Blake, better known as “Eubie” Blake, the famous ragtime piano player and musical theater composer, approached the City of Baltimore about bequeathing his archives. As a result of his gift, the center was renamed the Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center in 1981. The Center expanded and moved into this Howard Street location in the fall of 2000.

The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center serves to showcase the works of renowned and aspiring artists with the focus being on increasing public awareness of the contributions African-Americans have made in the area of Fine Arts. Inside the Cultural Center the museum galleries exhibit memorabilia of the legendary ragtime and musical theater composer Eubie Blake and highlights the legacy of other jazz greats born or raised in Baltimore such as Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, and Chick Webb. The gallery also features exhibitions presenting local and nationally recognized artists. The center places great emphasis on an art education for children in music, dance, drama, and the visual arts.

Originally built to house the Baltimore

Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center Marker-Right of front door image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 9, 2017
2. Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center Marker-Right of front door
College of Dental Surgery which operated here from 1914-1923. The University of Baltimore’s Law School owned the building for the longest period of time until the Library outgrew the space (1929-1961). Former Governor and 1954 University of Baltimore Law School graduate, William Donald Schaefer, attended classes at this site. More recently the Maryland General Hospital School of Nurses was housed here.
 
Erected by Baltimore City Heritage Area, Sheila Dixon, Mayor.
 
Location. 39° 17.983′ N, 76° 37.196′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on North Howard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Educating Baltimore: Music, History and Academia (a few steps from this marker); Breaking Boundaries: Reverence, Renovation, and Rock and Roll (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Revels (about 700 feet away); Henry August Rowland House (about 800 feet away); Grace and St. Peter's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 800-810 Cathedral Street Row Houses
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center-Markers to the left and right of door image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 9, 2017
3. Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center-Markers to the left and right of door
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon (approx. 0.2 miles away); On To Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center-Full front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 9, 2017
4. Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center-Full front view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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