Edward "Duke" Ellington Residence

Edward "Duke" Ellington Residence (HM1IL0)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.861', W 77° 1.771'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC

1805 13th Street, NW
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899—1974), the internationally renowned composer and musician born in Washington, DC, spend part of his youth here at 1805 13th Street, NW (1910—1914). During those formative years he studied classical piano as well as techniques of local ragtime pianists. Ellington played one of his first public concerts at the True Reformer Building, 1200 U Street, NW. By his early 20s, he had his own four-piece combo, Duke's Serenaders. He was a fixture on the U Street musical scene before moving to New York in 1923 and forming Duke Ellington and the Washingtonians. A hit in Harlem, Ellington launched a recording and composing career that brought him worldwide fame.
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HM NumberHM1IL0
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Placed ByDC Cultural Heritage
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Date Added Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324041 N 4309230
Decimal Degrees38.91435000, -77.02951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.861', W 77° 1.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 51.66" N, 77° 1' 46.26" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1805 13th St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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