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William “Billy” Strayhorn

(1915-1967)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 11, 2011
1. William "Billy" Strayhorn Marker
Inscription. Jazz composer and arranger. Collaborator with Duke Ellington. Billy Strayhorn's "Take the A Train" became the Ellington orchestra's theme song. A graduate of Westinghouse High School, Strayhorn had his musical talents nurtured here.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.643′ N, 79° 54.021′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on North Murtland Street 0 miles north of Monticello Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located behind fence at Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh's Homewood section. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Negro Opera Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Linwood Apartments (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mary Lou Williams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forbes Road, 1758 (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frank Conrad (approx. 1.1 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
William "Billy" Strayhorn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 11, 2011
2. William "Billy" Strayhorn Marker

1. William Strayhorn. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Billy Strayhorn at FindAGrave.com. William Thomas Strayhorn (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
William "Billy" Strayhorn image. Click for full size.
By Carl Van Vechten, August 14, 1958
3. William "Billy" Strayhorn
Source Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-114529 DLC)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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