DeDroit Residence

DeDroit Residence (HMYQZ)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70118 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 55.376', W 90° 7.458'

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John "Johnny" DeDroit (1892-1988) cornetist, and bandleader, lived here at 737 Henry Clay Avenue from 1929 until 1933. He was a cornet soloist at the age 12 at the Winter Garden Theater on Baronne St., and subsequently played every New Orleans theater orchestra. During the 1920's he led his own jazz band at Kolb's Restaurant and the Grunewald Hotel Cave, and recorded for the Okeh Record Company label at sessions in New Orleans and New York. He was president of Musician's Union Local No. 174 at three different time, and had a successful dance orchestra for thirty years.N.O. Jazz CommissionPreservation Resource Center
Placed ByNew Orleans Jazz Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 777627 N 3313723
Decimal Degrees29.92293333, -90.12430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.376', W 90° 7.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 22.56" N, 90° 7' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)504, 985
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 735 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans LA 70118, US
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