1999 List

Louis Jordan Boyhood Home

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City/County/Congressional District: Brinkley , Monroe County (District 1 )
Location Class: Residential
Year Built: N/A
Historic Designation: N/A
Status: Demolished

The height of Louis Jordan’s career was in the 1940s when his music was a favorite of G.I.s. Jordan had 55 top ten hits, and number one hits on three different Billboard charts. Many consider Jordan the “Father of R&B” and the “Godfather of Rock&Roll”. He was held in the highest esteem by Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and others who followed. As of today, the house is structurally unsound and options are being looked at, the most likely is that the the house will be moved to the site of the Marion Anderson High School. Unfortunately, the home was demolished before it could be moved.