2658 A Delmar, St Louis Missouri
In a modest walk-up flat at 2658A Delmar Boulevard, Scott Joplin
and his new bride Belle began their life in St. Louis. It was then called Morgan Street, a busy, densely populated, blue-collar district of African-Americans and German immigrants. Located nearby were the honky-tonks and dives of the notorius Chestnut Valley. This black musical genius, buoyed by his success with the Maple Leaf Rag, was making his move toward the national arena. He would soon be known as the "King of Ragtime." He moved here from Sedalia, Mo., where he had taken formal classes in music at a local black college, experimented with sophisticated musical rhythms, and composed Maple Leaf Rag. Lit by gaslight, and appropriately furnished for 1902, the Joplin
flat wh ere many ragtime classics were composed awaits your visit. The remainder of the building has museum exhibits interpreting Joplin's life and work, and St. Louis during the ragtime era.
Other History nearby:
(Alton) Alton Confederate Prison
(Alton) Alton Museum of History and Art
(Stanton) Antique Toy Museum
(St Louis) Carondelet Historic Center
(St Louis) Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral
(St Louis) City Museum
02/16 Coming to The St Louis area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.
Italian Fest Collinsville IL September20-21 For over 25 years, Collinsville IL has been celebrating the Italian culture and heritage that our city was built on. The Fest is a family friendly event and there really is something for everyone.