The Restoration of Art Tatum’s Childhood Home

We are excited about the future restoration of the childhood home of Toledo’s greatest jazz legend, Art Tatum.  With hopes to begin restoration of the home’s foundation in the spring of 2021, the Art Tatum Zone organization is excited to facilitate community conversations about the future use of the property as a community asset. Additionally, we remain committed to the promise made to Mrs. Lucille Johnson, Art Tatum’s niece, to help preserve the legacy of Art Tatum and to help to inspire children and families. It is our hope that the restored home and other projects connected to it will become the catalyst for the rebirth of jazz music in our region and yet another meaningful destination location in our great city of Toledo.