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The most endangered historic places in the U.S.

By: Ashley Chase on June 27, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
a sign in front of the john coltrane home that says 'jazz legend john coltrane lived here from 1964 until his death in 1967. he composed the classic 'a love supreme' here. saved from demolition in 2004. erected 2006.'

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John Coltrane Home

Hugely influential and well-known jazz saxophonist John Coltrane moved into a humble ranch home in the Dix Hills, N.Y., with his wife Alice in 1964. He spent a great deal of time at home here, where his first son was born and he composed his masterpiece, "A Love Supreme," in his personal recording studio. More than 30 years later, after Coltrane's death in 1967 and his family's relocation, a local man and jazz enthusiast named Steve Fulgoni worked to save the residence when demolition and redevelopment were imminent. The house eventually came to be owned by an organization founded by Fulgoni and the Coltrane family, and the vacant house has been partially stabilized. It still requires significant repairs.