Billie Holiday's home is on Lombard Street in Philadelphia, at the Douglass Hotel. She was born April 7, 1915, as Elinore Harris, in West Philadelphia. She moved to Baltimore, then New York City where she achieved her greatest fame as a jazz singer. After her drug conviction in 1947 hard times came her way and she often wound up performing in Philadelphia, at the Showboat, located here, in the basement of the Hotel. The Douglass was also her home during these engagements. She died in July, 1959. In 2000, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There is a historical marker in front the house.