Will Marion Cook House
Designated a National Historic Landmark
of New York City on 5/11/1976.
This was the home (1918-1944) of the early 20th-century African-American composer, songwriter and orchestra conductor whom Duke Ellington called "The master of all masters of our people." Although he was classically trained, Cook turned his attention to "ragtime" and helped spread the gospel of black-inspired music through his compositions and musical comedies.
221 W. 138th St.
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