House Once Owned by John as well as Alice Coltrane Named National Treasure
In 1964, John Coltrane ascended to an upstairs room of a two-story house in Huntington, N.Y., as well as made compositions in which might turn into one of the most revered albums in jazz: “A Love Supreme.” Later in which decade, Alice Coltrane recorded her solo debut record, “A Monastic Trio,” in a studio inside the basement.
The Coltrane Home, where John Coltrane lived between 1964 as well as his death in 1967 as well as Alice Coltrane, his wife, lived until the early ’70s, has been named a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The organization will assist with renovation as well as preservation efforts at the home, which is usually in disrepair.
Plans for the property include renovation of the home (recent efforts have included replacing the roof, rebuilding the chimney as well as fighting mold) as well as, eventually, the installation of a public park on the surrounding land. The Friends of the Coltrane Home, the group in which manages the property, also hopes to offer music education programs there. Earlier in which year, the group was awarded a $75,000 grant by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, an initiative of the National Trust, to hire a project manager to help them achieve those goals.
“Restoring as well as reusing the home for music education as well as outreach presents an outstanding opportunity to honor the Coltranes’ values of innovation, creativity, hard work as well as self-empowerment,” Stephanie Meeks, the president as well as chief executive of the National Trust, said in a statement.