Little Harlem Hotel

Little Harlem Hotel (HM1FBU)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14203 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 53.152', W 78° 52.071'

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In 1934 Ann Montgomery converted her ice cream parlor and Oriental Billiard Parlor on this site into the Little Harlem Hotel. Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstine, Della Reese, Sarah Vaughn and many others performed and stayed here when downtown hotels were segregated. Many entertainers returned in later years to dine and mingle with regular patrons, and heavyweight champion boxer Joe Louis stayed overnight when he was in Buffalo. Famous for its Chinese food and decor, the club was one of the oldest African American businesses in Buffalo and a favorite meeting place for African American political and business leaders. The building was destroyed by fire in 1993.
Year Placed1999
Placed ByBuffalo State College, the Family of George A. Holt, Sr., Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 674112 N 4750345
Decimal Degrees42.88586667, -78.86785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 53.152', W 78° 52.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 53' 9.12" N, 78° 52' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 494 Michigan Ave, Buffalo NY 14203, US
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