The Cotton Club

Rochester Sanborn Map (1938, Section 151, Image 36) depicting 222 Joseph Ave.

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Current Google Map Street View of 222 Joseph Ave.

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Newspaper Clipping (Source Unknown) 

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Known Name(s)

Cotton ()
The Cotton Club ()


Joseph St. Rochester, NY (1938, 1939, 1940)
222 Joseph Ave. Rochester, NY (1941, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)

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Physical Status



The Cotton Club at 222 Joseph Ave was a combined construction restaurant, connected to other storefronts. 222 Joseph Ave was of brick construction, with two stories. Near the rear of the building, the construction becomes concrete, possibly in a basement. Today, the Cotton Club no longer exists. This structure’s original neighborhood was destroyed and rebuilt during Rochester’s urban revitalization projects in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

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