Charlie Parker Residence

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

151 Avenue B

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1844-54

STYLE: Gothic Revival

East Village Gothic Revival Manhattan

The Charlie Parker Residence was occupied by the world-famous alto saxophonist Charlie Parker from 1950 to 1954 at the height of his career. Parker was the co-founder of the modem jazz style bebop. The brownstone-fronted building (now painted) is a rare surviving example of a Gothic Revival style residence. Among its significant features are the pointed-arch entranceway with horizontal hood molding and the raised trefoil relief below the box cornice.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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