Van Zant House

Van Zant House (HM29FZ)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32205 Duval County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 17.957', W 81° 44.386'

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Musicians Ronnie, Donnie, and Johnny Van Zant spent their formative years growing up in this house with their sisters and parents between the 1950s and 1980s. A serendipitous foul ball hit by Ronnie Van Zant at a nearby park struck future bandmate Bob Burns in the head, knocking him unconscious. This chance encounter led to what would become one of the most famous, hardest working rock 'n roll bands in the world, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Gold and platinum records from millions of album sales adorned the walls of this house while the band toured worldwide. Tragedy cut short the original incarnation of Lynyrd Skynyrd, when four members of the band, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, died in a plane crash in Mississippi on October 20, 1977, after their tour plane ran out of fuel. The surviving members of the band and crew were seriously injured. Ten years later, Johnny Van Zant took over as lead singer, and Lynyrd Skynyrd was reborn. Donnie Van Zant was a founding member and lead singer of the rock band .38 Special, a highly successful band in its own right. The Van Zants' legacy, memorialized in this house, commemorate their prodigious contribution to the world of rock music.
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HM NumberHM29FZ
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByBlue Horizon Property Solutions, LLC and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 428865 N 3352180
Decimal Degrees30.29928333, -81.73976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 17.957', W 81° 44.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 17' 57.42" N, 81° 44' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5419 Woodcrest Rd, Jacksonville FL 32205, US
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