Charles “Chazz” Smith’s house

927 Sheridan Avenue North

Where Prince jammed with family and friends

This was the home of Charles “Chazz” Smith, Prince’s cousin and musical collaborator. Grand Central—Prince's earliest band—had its roots here. Prince and Charles would jam in the den above the garage, and neighborhood kids would come and listen to their music and dance in the streets.

The Smith family purchased this home from the parents of prominent Twin Cities lawyer, Ron Meshbesher. Ron's father, Nate also helped Charles's father get a job with the City of Minneapolis.

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Prince�™s cousin and musical collaborated Charles “Chazz” Smith�™s childhood home

Prince™s cousin and musical collaborated Charles “Chazz” Smith™s childhood home

Prince™s cousin and musical collaborated Charles “Chazz” Smith™s childhood home. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2018. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler View File Details Page

Den (above garage) at Charles “Chazz” Smith�™s childhood home where he and Prince would practice

Den (above garage) at Charles “Chazz” Smith™s childhood home where he and Prince would practice

Den (above garage) at Charles “Chazz” Smith™s childhood home where he and Prince would practice. Charles played the drums and sang, and Prince played the keyboard. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2018. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler View File Details Page

Street Address:

927 Sheridan Avenue North [map]

Cite this Page:

Kirsten Delegard, Michael Lansing and Kristen Zschomler, “Charles “Chazz” Smith’s house,” Augsburg Digi-Tours, accessed December 14, 2018, http://digitours.augsburg.edu/items/show/30.

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