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janis joplin’s childhood home

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The Joplins moved into this home on August 19, 1947. They purchased this property when it was 3130 Lombardy in Griffing Park, but the address was changed in 1982 when Grffing Park consolidated with Port Arthur. Today, there is a sign posted by the Texas Historical Commission outside the home.

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st. mary’s hospital, port arthur

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On January 19, 1943, Janis Lyn Joplin was born here to Seth Joplin, an engineer at Texaco, and Dorothy Joplin, a registrar at a business college. Janis was their first child and the family lived on Procter St. for the first few years of Janis's life.

The St. Mary's Hospital in Port Arthur, TX is not to be confused with the St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, MN where Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941.

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janis joplin’s first home

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Although the original home has since been torn down, the Joplin's were living at this address when Janis was born on January 19, 1943. For the diehard fans, the bricks of this home are for purchase at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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museum of the gulf coast

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Located in Janis Joplin's hometown of Port Arthur, TX, the Museum of the Gulf Coast has a permanent display on the second floor dedicated to the iconic singer.

The exhibit features Joplin artwork, personal effects, photographs and memorabilia, and even a replica of Joplin's painted Porsche. There's high-tech touch screens to absorb Janis Joplin audio-video, and frequent screenings of the Joplin documentary, Southern Discomfort. You can also get your Janis swag on at the gift shop as well...

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janis joplin died here

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Janis Joplin died at the Landmark Motor Hotel (currently known as the Highland Gardens) on Sunday, October 4, 1970 of a heroin overdose.

Earlier the previous evening, Joplin had been at Barney's Beanery with some cohorts. Joplin was apparently bummed out that she had been stood up by her friends recently, and had been given a particularly potent batch of heroin.

When Joplin failed to show up at her recording session at Sunset Sound Records on October 4, her producer Paul Rothchild visited the Landmark Motor Hotel. He discovered Joplin's body in her room (#105). She was 27 years old.

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