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Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong’s Time Capsule Home

The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens, New York is an amazing vintage home frozen in time.

Louis Armstrong's vintage time capsule home exterior

Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille Wilson resided here all the way from 1943 until his death in 1971. Lucille then gave ownership of the home to the city of New York with the stipulation that the city maintain it as a museum focused on her late husband.

Louis Armstrong's vintage time capsule home interior

Brilliantly, the museum curators left the decor exactly as it was when the Armstrongs lived there.

The kitchen with its turquoise lacquered cabinets is a stand-out!

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

For the price of admission, guests can enjoy guided tours and audio recordings by the Armstrongs telling stories of the couple’s day-to-day life together in the home

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

The museum also hosts concerts and educational programs and has public archives of Louis’s writings, books, recordings and memorabilia.

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

But the real thrill for us old house lovers is the vintage decor, frozen in the decades of the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s.

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

Have a look at Louis’s studio:

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

It still has the original built-in recording devices and stereo system!

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

Lucille’s hand is felt in the decor as well, as is evident in the master bedroom:

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

And have a look at the unusual bathroom:

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

Those aren’t just mirrors – they are actually cabinets too!

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

Outside, the backyard is a lush, park-like space where guests can relax and reflect on what a wonderful word it is.   🙂

Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong's Time Capsule Home

What a wonderful tribute to the late musical legend Louis Armstrong!

Louis Armstrong's vintage time capsule home exterior

 

Sources:

The Louis Armstrong House website

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong_House

www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/inside-the-meticulously-maintained-home-of-jazz-legend-louis-armstrong

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