Group Wants Chuck Berry's House on Historic Register

Discuss renovations and new construction in North City -- defined by the area north of Delmar Avenue.
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/s ... enDocument



I've never seen this place, but I like to check out important places in music history so I'll have to drive by some time.

Great article.



Is this part true?



The argument is an easy one to make for Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill, where Berry still performs each month in a venue — the Duck Room — named for his trademark gait.




I thought I heard the Duck Room actually got its name because before the floor was dug out you used to literally have to 'duck' your head when you went down there.
The link to the post article is dead, does anyone know the address of Chuck Berry's childhood home?

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njenney wrote:
Great article.



Is this part true?



The argument is an easy one to make for Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill, where Berry still performs each month in a venue — the Duck Room — named for his trademark gait.




I thought I heard the Duck Room actually got its name because before the floor was dug out you used to literally have to 'duck' your head when you went down there.


It wasn't called the Duck Room back then. It was called Cicero's and I had to duck but those under 6 feet tall didn't.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's named after the Chuck Berry guitar strut.
lukethedrifter wrote:
It wasn't called the Duck Room back then. It was called Cicero's and I had to duck but those under 6 feet tall didn't.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's named after the Chuck Berry guitar strut.


I thought Cicero's was in the next building east of Blueberry Hill/Duck Room.
Mark Groth wrote:
lukethedrifter wrote:
It wasn't called the Duck Room back then. It was called Cicero's and I had to duck but those under 6 feet tall didn't.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's named after the Chuck Berry guitar strut.


I thought Cicero's was in the next building east of Blueberry Hill/Duck Room.



No. Don't pretend you are too young to remember the old Cicero's days.
^ if i remember correctly, the entrance of cicero's used to be at the corner of delmar and melvhile. but i am positive it was to the west.
bikin'_man wrote:
^ if i remember correctly, the entrance of cicero's used to be at the corner of delmar and melvhile. but i am positive it was to the west.


Yes. The part of BBH that sits at Delmar and Melville was Cicero's. And The Duck Room is the Basement Bar excavated about 6 to 8 feet down.

The Elvis Room is, or was anyway, the basement music venue at BBH.
The address is 3137 Whittier St. in the Ville. Thanks to the Landmarks website for directing me to the info.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/colu ... 78c22.html

There's a plan for a Chuck Berry statue??? How big and where?
8-feet tall apparently,
http://chuckberrystatue.com/
coming this May 2011