Monday, August 24, 2009 | Copyright © 2009 Frank Lynch. |
This portion of a mural on Linden Boulevard (St. Albans, Queens) only shows Billie Holiday and Illinois Jacquet, but the mural also includes Basie, Milt Hinton, Coltrane, and others. A very impressive roster of musicians and athletes lived in St. Albans (and Addisleigh Park, a subsection). There's more on Addisleigh Park (as well as a map showing where the bigwigs lived) here. For more on the mural and the neighborhood there's a page at Kevin Walsh's Forgotten NY.
Me: Frank Lynch