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St. Louis is full of historic sites and the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site tops the list. At Green Light Auto Credit, one of the leading auto financiers in town and across the nation, we are proud of the rich history St. Louis provides residents and visitors. Learn more about this significant piece of American history.
Scott Joplin was an American composer and pianist known as the King of Ragtime. His best known pieces are the “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer,” which became ragtimes first and most influential hits. They are widely recognized as the archetypal rags. In 1894 Joplin moved to Missouri and worked as a piano teacher while he began publishing music. He reached the height of his fame in 1899 when he published the “Maple Leaf Rag”. In 1901, Joplin moved to St. Louis and regularly performed becoming a staple in the community. In 1907 he moved to New York where he remained until his death in 1917, marking the end of ragtime as a mainstream music format.
You’ll be greeted by an authentic player piano filling the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you enter the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard where Joplin and his wife Belle lived during their time in St. Louis. The home is lit by gaslight and furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would bring him national fame. The Scott Joplin House State Historic Site stands as a testimony to his talent and hard work. You’ll also find museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life and The Rosebud Café, a reconstructed turn-of-the-century bar and gaming club.
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Contact us online or at (800) 200-5551 to review your finance options today. Then head over to the historic Scott Joplin House State Historic Site for a look at what St. Louis has to offer.
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