Edward “Kid” Ory (1886-1973) lived here during the 1910s. It was near the homes of other important jazz musicians including Buddy Bolden, King Oliver, and Johnny and Baby Dodds. In the mid-1900s, Ory and King Oliver co-led a ragtime/jazz band, which was one of the most popular dance bands in the city among both white and African American patrons. In 1918, Ory hired Louis Armstrong to replace Oliver when the latter moved to Chicago. Armstrong later hired Ory to play with his own Hot 5 band in the mid-1920s.
In the early 2000s, the Preservation Resource Center renovated the home as part of its effort to save jazz landmarks.