What is an N. H. L?
The John Coltrane House Philadelphia, a National Historic Landmark
John Coltrane’s Philadelphia
home is considered so important that it was granted the designation of National
Historic Landmark in 1999. From the National Park Service website:
National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places
designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional
value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction.
As a National Historic Landmark the John Coltrane House
Philadelphia keeps company locally with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
and the Edgar Allen Poe House, nationally with the Paul Revere House and the
Many jazz fans and Coltrane fans are unaware that John
home has this national distinction and has had it for more than ten years. The Secretary of the Interior’s has proclaimed
Coltrane’s Philadelphia home as “having
exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of
the United States,”
This pronouncement attests the value of the house to us and to future
generations. The building is still a
sound structure, but it has fallen into disrepair. Money is immediately and
urgently needed to secure the survival of John Coltrane’s National Landmark
The John Coltrane House Philadelphia has been designated by
the United States
government to be one of the 2,500 most important historic sites in the nation.
Please donate to our restoration effort and help save this bona fide national
We most urgently and immediately need to stop the
deterioration of the façade.
to John Coltrane’s National Landmark House in Philadelphia.
Make Checks payable to The John Coltrane House or donate