— Chattanooga, Tennessee —For sixty-one years the Martin Hotel was located at this site. Established in 1924 by Robert Martin with 50 rooms it became the largest African-American hotel in the South. Many celebrities and entertainers such as: Ella Fitzgerald, The Ink Spots, Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson, J. Ernest Wilkins (Former Assistant Secretary of Labor), Cab Calloway, the Platters, Nat "King" Cole, Lena Horne, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige and the "original" Harlem Globetrotters were guests at the hotel. The Martin Hotel closed November 30, 1985.
|Marker Number||2A 89|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 654437 N 3879351|
|Decimal Degrees||35.04506667, -85.30671667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 2.704', W 85° 18.403'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 2' 42.24" N, 85° 18' 24.18" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga TN 37403, US|
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