The Dix Hills home where saxophonist John Coltrane composed the epic "A Love Supreme" is now a Huntington town landmark, and lovers of the jazz great are hard at work trying to raise enough money to restore the home.
They've got a lot of work to do.
The brick ranch house on Candlewood Path has already been gutted by workers, and dumpsters on the site on Monday were filled with remnants of interior walls. Much of the brick exterior, however, is cracked and crumbling. Steps have collapsed into piles of loose bricks; walls slouch.
Coltrane lived in Dix Hills with his wife Alice, and son Ravi, until his death in 1967. Then, in 1971, Alice moved the family to California and the house was eventually sold to a developer who planned to knock it down.