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John Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson House
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Jackie Robinson House is located in New York
Location: 5224 Tilden Ave., Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates: 40°38′53.8″N 73°54′54.3″W / 40.648278°N 73.915083°W / 40.648278; -73.915083Coordinates: 40°38′53.8″N 73°54′54.3″W / 40.648278°N 73.915083°W / 40.648278; -73.915083
Built/Founded: 1947
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: May 11, 1976[1]
Designated NHL: May 11, 1976[2]
NRHP Reference#: 76001226

Jackie Robinson House was a Brooklyn home of baseball great Jackie Robinson from 1947 when he was earned Rookie of the Year with the Brooklyn Dodgers through 1949 when he was voted Most Valuable Player. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. [2][3]

Another house, at 112-40 177th Street in the Addisleigh Park neighborhood of Queens, was the Robinsons' home from 1949 to 1955. "Locals had recently canceled a restrictive covenant that forbade blacks from living in the area, so African-American stars such as jazz great Count Basie and Herbert Mills of the Mills Brothers quartet moved in." This other house is not currently landmarked, but may be included in a New York City Landmarks Commission historic district that is under review in 2008.[4]

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ a b "John Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-13. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1636&ResourceType=Building.  
  3. ^ Lynne Gomez Graves (1976-02-03), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John Roosevelt 'Jackie' Robinson ResidencePDF (301 KB), National Park Service   and Accompanying photo, exterior, from 1975PDF (909 KB)
  4. ^ Nicolas Hirshon (2008-04-08). "Jackie Robinson's house not safe". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2008/04/08/2008-04-08_jackie_robinsons_house_not_safe-2.html.  
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