Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens was the residence of world-famous jazz musician, trumpet player, film star, and entertainer Louis Armstrong (1900-1971), for twenty-eight years (1943-1971). In addition to being an individually designated NYC landmark, the Louis Armstrong House is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house museum has been open to the public since 2000.

After a decade of active use, the museum retained Li/Saltzman Architects as preservation consultants to document the building’s history and to address its longevity. Utilizing archival documents, in conjunction with studies and a master plan by other professionals, LSA prepared a Historic Structure Report (HSR) establishing the building’s history over time.
In addition, Li/Saltzman documented the property’s existing conditions, developed solutions to ongoing water penetration problems, and established priorities for future work. The HSR will serve as a key component in the Museum’s efforts to successfully fulfill its mission of preserving and promoting the rich cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong.