Blues Icon Muddy Waters’ South Side home earns landmark status

Chicago’s City Council voted unanimously to preserve the historic two-flat building at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave in North Kenwood.

Muddy Waters performing at Mister Kelly’s nightclub
Muddy Waters performing at Mister Kelly’s nightclub

Blues Icon Muddy Waters’ South Side home earns landmark status

Chicago’s City Council voted unanimously to preserve the historic two-flat building at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave in North Kenwood.

Blue legend Muddy Waters bought his first home on Chicago’s South Side in 1954 and turned it into a rehearsal space for fellow musicians like Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy and Howlin’ Wolf. Now, his family plans to convert the building at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave. into a museum in his honor.

Reset talks to Muddy’s great granddaughter, Chandra Cooper, about her family’s legacy and the push for landmark status.

GUEST: Chandra Cooper, Muddy Waters’ granddaughter and MOJO Museum president