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Today: Cab Calloway's former home demolished

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 16:44:39-04

BALTIMORE, md. — Today, the former home of Jazz Icon Cab Calloway was torn down.

Despite much opposition, the home located at 2216 Druid Hill Avenue, no longer stands.

SEE ALSO: Daughter of Baltimore jazz legend Cab Calloway recounts memories of her father

According to Cab Calloway’s grandson, he walked the streets of West Baltimore.

Peter Brooks feels Druid Hill Avenue shaped Calloway's life in his most formative years....in a home just south of North Avenue.

From the age of 11 to 16, Brooks says his grandfather learned his expression on the 2200 block.

"I just tried to tell everybody I could that wait a minute, don’t demolish this house. 17,000 other houses you can demolish, but put this one last on the list if at all because there may be a potential here and opportunity to better the city and bring tourists in," Peter Brooks said.

More on Colloway's house here.