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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.

Address:
4330 32nd St., Port Arthur, TX
Directions:
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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