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Birthplace of Aretha Franklin

 
 
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By Steve Masler, August 3, 2017
1. Birthplace of Aretha Franklin Marker
Inscription. Aretha Franklin was born in this house on March 25, 1942, to Baptist Bishop C.L. and Barbara Franklin. Ms. Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She began her career as a child singing gospel at her father's church, New Salem Baptist, located not far from here on Latham Street. At the age of 18, Ms. Franklin embarked on a secular career. She would leave Memphis and go on to become one of America's greatest singers. Memphis, Tennessee loves and honors our hometown singer the "Queen of Soul", Ms. Aretha Franklin.
 
Erected 2017 by The City of Memphis.
 
Location. 35° 6.848′ N, 90° 2.925′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Lucy Street, on the left when traveling east on Lucy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 Lucy Avenue, Memphis TN 38106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mason Temple (approx. half a mile away); Bishop Charles Harrison Mason (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Joseph Edison Walker (approx. 0.7 miles away); People's Grocery
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By Steve Masler, August 3, 2017
2. Birthplace of Aretha Franklin Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); The University of West Tennessee (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forrest's Artillery Positions (approx. mile away); Second Congregational Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Memphis Officials to Help Save Aretha Franklin's Birthplace. (Submitted on August 3, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
2. Memphis Heritage Stabilizes Aretha Franklin Home in "Guerilla Preservation" Action. (Submitted on August 3, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
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By Steve Masler, August 3, 2017
3. Birthplace of Aretha Franklin
Birthplace of Aretha Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 3, 2017
4. Birthplace of Aretha Franklin Marker
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By Steve Masler, August 3, 2017
5. Birthplace of Aretha Franklin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 268 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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