The Karnofsky Tailor Shop and Residence is a historic New Orleans jazz landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Louis Armstrong worked there and played his first instrument. It was completely destroyed by Hurricane Ida on Sunday, reports CNN.
Armstrong considered the Karnofsky shop a home away from home. He often dined with the Karnofskys. Years later, Armstrong’s childhood friend, Morris Karnofsky, opened a record store that Armstrong frequented. Plans to renovate and restore the Karnofsky Building and other New Orleans jazz landmarks were announced in 2019.