The Lorraine Motel

The Lorraine Motel (HM16L9)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.07', W 90° 3.468'

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Originally the Windsor Hotel (c. 1925) and later one of the only few hotels for blacks, it hosted such entertainers as Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, B.B. King, and Nat King Cole. Walter and Loree Bailey bought it in 1942, renaming it the Lorraine. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated outside Room 306 on April 4, 1968, making it a symbol for the civil rights movement. In 1982, a local nonprofit group saved the site from foreclosure for use as America's first civil rights museum.
HM NumberHM16L9
Series This marker is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. series
Marker Number4E-95
Placed ByThe Tennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768080 N 3891922
Decimal Degrees35.13450000, -90.05780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.07', W 90° 3.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 4.20" N, 90° 3' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 450 Mulberry St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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