Friday, September 24, 2010

Jamestown, NY: Lucille Ball's Hometown, Grave and Museum

Last week I learned  that Lucy-Desi Museum, Desilu Playouse, childhood homes and the grave of Lucille Ball were all in nearby Jamestown, New York.  I happily convinced Wayne to make the small sacrificial trip detour.  We stayed at nearby Hidden Valley Campground where it's unseasonably warm (mid 80's) and large gnats swarm all around your head. There's been no frost here yet, but it's not far off...

Lucille Ball, co-star of "I Love Lucy" was born on August 6, 1911, here in Jamestown, New York.  She lived in this area until she was a teenager when she left for New York City.  The house she was born in, and the house where she lived with her grandparents, are both still standing.  Jamestown is proud of the "Lucy connection" and residents here were pleased to have her (and her family's) remains moved to the local cemetery from California in 2003. 

 Here are my photographical treasures of our visit to Jamestown.

An "I Love Lucy" fan, yours truly.

The Desilu Playhouse contains original set pieces
from the tv apartment of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

The house where Lucy was born.

The house where Lucy lived as a child.
Lucille Ball's grave marker 
Lakeview Cemetery in Jamestown, NY


  1. happy birthday lucy! you will always be remembered!

  2. Lucy will always be remembered. Happy Birthday Lucy!!! We will never forget you!!! <3 <3 <3

  3. I still watch the old I Love Lucy shows and she was so wonderful :) you will never be forgotten Lucy <3

  4. I loooovvve Lucy! Always have since I was a child and always will as an adult. Lucy will live on forever!

  5. "LUCY I'M HOME", is a phrase I use often when returning home. Thank you Lucy for all the fun and laughter. You was good, you was smart, and you was important, and you was funny. Love you Lucy!!