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Port Arthur, Texas: Janis Joplin's Childhood Home

Superstar 1960s singer grew up in this tiny house. Then she moved away, became famous, and died young. Historical marker on the front lawn.

4330 32nd St., Port Arthur, TX
TX-73 exit onto TX-347. Drive east, then at the second stoplight turn right onto 32nd St. Drive a third of a mile. You'll see the tiny house on the left, with the historical marker on the front lawn. Private property - visible from street.
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Historical marker.

Janis Joplin's Childhood Home

The childhood home of Janis Joplin is visible from the street, with a hIstorical marker and fan shrine.

[Becky Duggan, 08/16/2018]

According to the historical marker on the front lawn, Janis moved out in 1962, came back in 1970 for her ten-year high school reunion, then OD'd on heroin and died.

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