In the mid-twentieth century, African American travelers required the same types of services as their white counterparts. The Green Book’s listings were varied enough to enable young people coming to a strange city to arrive at the local YMCAs and YWCAs after finding a friendly taxi cab driver at the train station while also helping families find their way to a tourist home or musicians to a suitable hotel.

For African Americans traveling between the relative freedom of a hometown to less familiar places, the listings for gas stations, motels, and pharmacies ensured safe passage in distant towns. For guests traveling to large cities for social events, the publication helped travelers find dance halls and restaurants in a timely manner. As time passed, The Green Book grew to include a very wide range of establishment types that answered every possible traveling need.



813 S. McBride St. Syracuse, NY
422 Harrison St. Syracuse, NY


227 Lenox Ave. Harlem, NY

Tillie's Beauty

215 N. King Hampton, VA

Times Square Motor Hotel

255 W. 43rd St. Manhattan, NY

Tinsley Villa

Berlin, Maryland

Tip Top

1750 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY

Tivoli Motel

3400 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury Nassau , NY


112 New York Blvd. Jamaica, NY
112-27 New York Blvd. Jamaica, NY

Tom Delaney

7th Ave & 137th St. Harlem, NY

Tom Farrell's

128th St. and Convent Ave. Harlem, NY


Tompkins & Gates Ave Brooklyn, NY

Tom's Cabin

760 St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem, NY

Tom's Place (tavern)

Roanoke, VA

Top Club

151 E. 50th Street Manhattan, NY

Top Notch Cleaners and Laundry

515 Pleasant Street Hot Springs, AR


537 Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY


224 Ralph Ave. Brooklyn, NY


344 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo, NY


292 Williams St. Buffalo, NY

Town & Country Motor Lodge

2244 Tilloston Ave Bronx, NY