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Quick Description: This ordinary house in Pittsburgh's urban Highland Park neighborhood proves that greatness can spring from anywhere. It is nice to see the City's jazz heritage commemorated with this marker.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2006 6:17:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMWRF
African American jazz balladeer and bandleader whose innovative style and sponsorship of new talent helped revolutionize jazz in the 1940s. One of the nation's most popular vocalists, he had 11 gold records. He grew up in this house.
Marker Name: Billy Eckstine
Date Dedicated: 07/31/1994
Marker Type: City
Location: 5913 Bryant St., Highland Park, Pittsburgh
Category: African American, Performers
Website: [Web Link]
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