Dix Hills home of jazz legend John Coltrane to be preserved

The son of saxophonist John Coltrane is battling to preserve his parents' Dix Hills home with a grassroots program called "Friends of the Coltrane Home."

Coltrane's son has plans to turn the home on Candlewood Path into an educational center.

Coltrane's son has plans to turn the home on Candlewood Path into an educational center. (2/11/13)

DIX HILLS - A lasting tribute is under way for a jazz legend with ties to Long Island.

The son of saxophonist John Coltrane is battling to preserve his parents' Dix Hills home with a grassroots program called "Friends of the Coltrane Home." The group has raised $150,000 to maintain the Candlewood Path home, which has changed hands several times and gone into disrepair since Coltrane died in 1967.

The project includes turning the residence into an education center in honor of Coltrane. 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the home one of America's 11 most endangered historic places. 

To watch an extended interview with Coltrane's son, click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.
 

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