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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy

 
 
The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dee Evans, July 2000
1. The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy Marker
Inscription. Musician Composer Publisher. 1873–1958. Father of the Blues. In this house was born Memphis Blues, St. Louis Blues, Beale Street Blues and other great songs. This house was moved here from 659 Janette Street in 1983 and restored by the Blues Foundation.
 
Location. 35° 8.34′ N, 90° 2.941′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on 352 Beale Street west of South Danny Thomas Boulevard (Tennessee Route 1). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Solvent Savings Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Sara Roberta Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Park (about 400 feet away); Mary Church Terrell (about 400 feet away); Nat D. Williams (about 400 feet away); Phi Beta Sigma/Abram Langston Taylor (about 500 feet away); Rufus Thomas, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Pee Wee Saloon (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy image. Click for full size.
By Dee Evans, July 2000
2. The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy
Marker is in Robert Church Park image. Click for full size.
By Dee Evans, July 2000
3. Marker is in Robert Church Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2007, by Dee Evans of Chicago, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2007, by Dee Evans of Chicago, Illinois. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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