National Baptist Hotel

National Baptist Hotel (HM2730)

Location: Hot Springs, AR 71901 Garland County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.408', W 93° 2.988'

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Built in 1923 as the Woodmen of the Union Building, this hotel, bathhouse, and performance venue quickly became the center of African American culture in Hots Springs. It housed virtually every great Negro League player and entertainer who visited the city

Famed entertainer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson stayed here. He was a close friend of Babe Ruth and part owner of the New York Black Yankees. He was famous for leading parades through town, dancing the entire route.
HM NumberHM2730
Placed ByHot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission
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Date Added Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 495428 N 3818352
Decimal Degrees34.50680000, -93.04980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.408', W 93° 2.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 24.48" N, 93° 2' 59.28" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs AR 71901, US
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