February 1, 2018, Thursday, 9:45 am
Winter Meet-at-the-Site Tour to the Scott Joplin House, 2658 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63103-1404. Parking on street, plentiful, no meters. Meet at the Joplin House at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am tour. Entrance fee = $6.00. Or drive with friends starting from St Lucas UCC. Meet near the recycling containers on the St Lucas east parking lot at 9:00, depart at 9:10 am.
The entrance fee is $6.00 per person. Walking is required,and there are stairs.
Please sign up for the tour at the SCHS general meeting on January 24 or email Stephen Hanperter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To share driving to the site, meet at St Lucas UCC church east parking lot at the end of the lot by the recycling containers. The gathering time at St Lucas is 9:00 am and departure is at 9:15 am.
See directions to St Lucas UCC.
An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit by gaslight, the home is furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon. Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, which stands as a testimony to his talent and hard work, also includes museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life. The Rosebud Café, a reconstructed structure that recreates a turn-of-the-century bar and gaming club, is available for rent.
Photos of Scott Joplin House below courtesy of Jane Lancer.