Satchmo home to open to public

Sept. 9, 2003 at 11:55 AM

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The quaint, brick home where Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille lived from 1943 until his death in 1971 will open to the public starting Oct. 16.

The Louis Armstrong House and Archives in the Corona neighborhood in Queens, was named a national historic landmark by 1977. It recently received a $1.6 million renovation.

The site's memorabilia includes Armstrong's trumpets, his personal scrapbooks and rare photographs.

"Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story of Satchmo" by Michael Cogswell, published in August by Collector's Press, is the official book of the house. It includes more than 300 never-before-seen photographs of Armstrong.

For more info on the book and Armstrong's house visit satchmo.net.

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