What is a 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 Lincoln Memorial.
Many jazz fans and Coltrane fans are unaware that John Coltrane’s Philadelphia 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 home.
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 treasure.
We most urgently and immediately need to stop the
deterioration of the façade.
Please give to John Coltrane’s
National Landmark House in Philadelphia.
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Make Checks payable to The John Coltrane House and mail to:
The John Coltrane House Staff
1407 Fitzwater Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19146