We may never know why John and Alice Coltrane chose Dix Hills as the place they would want to live and raise their family, but they did.
About 30 miles from Manhattan, centrally located on Long Island, in the Town of Huntington, NY, Dix Hills was considered “out in the country” in 1964.
Sitting on 3.4 wooded acres is a once beautiful brick and wood frame “Farm Ranch” home. Four bedrooms, expansive living room, studio in the basement and a practice room above the garage.
The Coltranes moved to this home in the summer of 1964. This is the home where he was inspired to write his most famous work, A Love Supreme.
In continuation of their support of the Coltrane home, the Huntington Town Board voted to purchase the Coltrane home and property from the developer as part of the Town of Huntington’s Open Space preservation initiative.
In November of 2005, the Town completed the purchase of the home and designated the property as “John Coltrane Park”, a passive park (no services of any kind) where the home would be restored to its original condition.
The Town deeded ownership of the home to our new non-profit corporation “Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills”. The “Friends” organization is headed by Steve Fulgoni, Ravi Coltrane and the members of the Coltrane family.
The organization has been given the task of restoring the home the home to the way it was when the Coltrane family lived there and open it to the public as a historic home to educate children and all people about John and Alice Coltrane and their life’s mission to be a force for good through their music.
Thanks to a generous donation by Alice Coltrane, the Coltrane family, work has begun but there is still a long way to go.
By AlbinoFlea @ 2007-12-11 02:54:36