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Pete Fountain’s childhood home in Bayou St. John in danger of collapse, WWL-TV reports

Pete Fountain grew up in the house at 820 N. White, between Dumaine and St. Ann streets. This Assessor’s Office photo was taken in 2019.

The Bayou St. John shotgun double where famed clarinetist Pete Fountain spent his first 21 years sits abandoned and in danger of collapse, reports Paul Murphy on WWL-TV.

The now-blighted house at 820 N. White St., where the late musician and band leader learned to play music, is owned by Thu Can, known as Kenny Can, who told Murphy he is seeking financing for a renovation. Neighbors said Can has been making such promises for years as the building continues to deteriorate.

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