Cook, Will Marion, House

221 W. 138th St., New York, New York

Photos 

Will Marion Cook House

1. EXTERIOR VIEW OF MAIN ELEVATION AND EAST ELEVATION FROM SOUTHEAST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

Will Marion Cook was known for his great abilities in musical performance and composition, and theatrical organization. Especially noted for his contributions to ragtime music, Cook is also remembered for his aid to and promotion of other black musicians. He lived in this house from 1918 to 1944. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NY-5721)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1976
Reference number
76001238
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Performing Arts
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Professional; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1918; 1944

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc

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