Miles Dewey Davis born in Alton, Ill. on May 26, 1926.
Alton plans to have a larger than life statue of the famous musician Miles Davis in the downtown entertainment district.
“I’m proud to know my hometown is doing something no city has ever done before: creating a national museum that pays tribute to the blues,” he said.
Mayor Tom Hoechst says statue will be built for jazz legend.
Much of the aluminum siding has been stripped away, windows are broken and pipes have been taken. The vacant home still belongs to the Davis family.