Queen City Hotel

Queen City Hotel (HM2LL1)

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N 33° 30.174', W 88° 25.022'

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The Queen City Hotel, located at this site, was once the cultural hub of the African American community in Columbus. Constructed in the 1880s, the building was opened as a hotel in 1914 by blues guitarist Robert Walker and later owned by Edward Bush. The Queen was the only public lodging for blacks until the 1960s. Many notable persons, Including Sam Hairston, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong, were guests here in its heyday. Severely damaged by storms, the hotel was demolished in 2003.
HM NumberHM2LL1
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 368377 N 3707939
Decimal Degrees33.50290000, -88.41703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 30.174', W 88° 25.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 30' 10.44" N, 88° 25' 1.3199999999999" W
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