Stephens Bowie

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Stephen Bowie


Bowie-Laurel Road Bowie, Maryland

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Detailed History

The Stephens Bowie Hotel in Bowie stood on the east side of the Old Laurel-Bowie Road near the intersection of the road with 5th Street.  Alexander W. Stephens was the owner and manager.  He was active in the Nationwide Hotel Association, the African-American hotel association that was established to ensure uniform standards for all hotels.  Stephens became President of Region 2 (mid-Atlantic Region) before passing away in 1957. 

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