The boyhood home of a well-known musician was added Wednesday to the Register of Historic Places for the state of Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the honor was bestowed on the former home of Levon Helm in Marvell.
Helm, who died in 2012 at age 71, is best known as a drummer and singer for the Band, performing on classics including “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” He was also an actor, notably playing Loretta Lynn’s father in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
The report notes that the house had been moved from its original site in Turkey Scratch to a location eight miles to the south. Because of the relocation the house did not qualify for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places — but it remained eligible for the state register.