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Memphis


Tennessee

W.C. Handy House Museum

Recapture the flavor of 'Old Beale Street' at the home of the Father of the Blues, a small wood-frame house displaying artifacts and memoribilia.
This small shotgun house at 352 Beale Street is Memphis's W.C. Handy house. Originally located at 659 Jennette Place, this house was Handy's home when he wrote such classics as "Yellow Dog Blues" and "Beale Street Blues."
Handy raised six children in this shotgun house before moving to New York. The house is open to the public. The house is now headquarters of the Blues Foundation.

W.C. Handy Performing Arts Park
Located in the heart of the Beale Street Historic District, Handy Park is a favorite spot for outdoor entertainment, festivals, and spontaneous jam session by local talent.

A statue in honor of W.C. Handy overlooks the street from the park. The park also features a Beale Street Visitor Center and gift shop.

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 this house was Handy's home when he wrote such classics as Yellow Dog Blues and Beale Street Blues.
This house was Handy's home when he wrote such classics as Yellow Dog Blues and Beale Street Blues.

   
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