St. Louis is planning to convert Chuck Berry's one-time home into a museum and to create a cultural district around it honoring the rock ‘n' roll legend and other prominent African Americans who have lived in that part of the city.
The city on Monday solicited bids for the project, which will be centered around the home at 3137 Whittier St. in north St. Louis where Berry lived for eight years in the 1950s. During that time, he wrote many of his biggest hits, including "Maybelline," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Johnny B. Goode."
The museum would anchor a "Chuck Berry Cultural District," to honor Berry, who died in March at age 90, and the area's African-American heritage.