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Charlie Parker Residence

Designated Landmarks of New York City

 
 
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By Erik Lander, February 6, 2013
1. Charlie Parker Residence Marker
Inscription. Built in 1849, the brownstone rowhouse is a rare surviving example of a residential building built in the Gothic Revival style. A style most often used for churches. Notable details include the pointed entranceway with clustered colonettes, the prominent hood molding and a trefoil relief below the projecting box cornice. From 1950 to 1954 this building was the home of Charlie "Bird" Parker, the world-renowned Alto-Saxophonist. Parker was the co-founder of BeBop, the modern jazz style that he and Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie created during the mid 1940's.
 
Erected 2000 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 43.592′ N, 73° 58.8′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Avenue B, New York NY 10009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allen Ginsberg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stuyvesant Polyclinic (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ukranian Americans World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Petrus Stuyvesant
Charlie Parker Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 6, 2013
2. Charlie Parker Residence Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Petrus Stuyvesant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel D. Tompkins (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Charlie Parker Residence. (Submitted on February 8, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Charlie Parker Residence image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 1, 2005
3. Charlie Parker Residence
155 Avenue B in the East Village. The markers are visible at street level.
Charlie Parker Residence image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 25, 2016
4. Charlie Parker Residence
Current after-renovation appearance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   3. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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