Chuck Berry was known as the father of rock ‘n’ roll and today, the house he lived in for several years and where he wrote several of his most well-known classics, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The house was already 40 years old when the Berry family moved in and it was (still is) located in a somewhat depressed area of St Louis. It was an area that was racially segregated and yet black people were ‘permitted’ to own homes there. During the time that Chuck Berry owned the house, he made various renovations.
It’s a modest home, of red brick construction and featuring a concrete block rear extension – added by Berry. The area is now re-classified as an African Americal Cultural site.
The house is currently uninhabited but owned by the local authorities. The plan is to eventually open the home as a Chuvck Berry Museum. The house remains largely as it was when the Berry family lived there.
WHERE IS THE CHUCK BERRY HOUSE?
Chuck Berry's House
3137 Whittier St,
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