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.


New Harlem Restaurant

114 Harrison St. Amarillo, TX
114 Harrison St. Amarillo, TX

New Hollywood Restaurant

907 E. 18th St. Kansas City, MO

New Hotel J. H.

250 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT

New Jersey Tavern

N. J. and Mediterranean Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

New Kinney Club

36 Arlington St. Newark, NJ

New Manhattan Restaurant

503 Lenox Ave. Harlem, NY

New Nightingale Luncheonette

610 W. Church Street Martinsville, VA

New Palace Theater

Atlantic and Mississippi Aves. Atlantic City, NJ

New Shanghai

361 Nostrand Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Newsome's Cottage

225 N. Indiana Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
126 N. Indiana Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

New Thrill

2 Bradhurst Ave. Harlem, NY

Newton's Service Station

White Horse Pike Lawnside, NJ

New United

Myrtle & Hudson Ave. Brooklyn, NY

New Vincent Hotel

522 1/2 West 9th Street Little Rock, AR

New Way Inn

71 Ave. "A" Atlantic Highlands, NJ

New York

612 So. Townsend Syracuse, NY

New York Barber Shop

2002 Jefferson Newport News, VA

New Yorker

34th St. & 8th Ave. Manhattan, NY

New York Harbor

Manhattan, NY

New York Hilton

Ave of the Americas 53 & 54 Manhattan, NY