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.


American House (artistic American handicrafts)

32 E. 52nd Street Manhattan, NY

American Indian

Broadway at 115th Street Manhattan, NY

American Museum of Natural History

79th St. and Central Park West Manhattan, NY

American Neumismatic Society

Broadway and 155th Street Manhattan, NY

Anchor Motel

413 First St. Niagara Falls, NY
N. Y. 384 & 265 Niagara Falls, NY

Anderson & Ransom

101 W. 114th St. Harlem, NY

Anderson Service Station

100 South Mulberry Street Pine Bluff, AR

Anderson Service Station

8th & State streets Little Rock, AR


135 Memorial Park Niagara Falls, NY

Andy Radiator

416 West 127th Ave. Harlem, NY


919 7th St. No. Minneapolis, MN


2230 8th Ave. Harlem, NY

Anthony Barber Shop

609.5 25th St. Newport News, VA


840 St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem, NY


200 West 135th St. Harlem, NY

Apex Beauty Parlor

211 W. Main Charlottesville, VA

Apex Restaurant

311 Williams St. Buffalo, NY
311 Broadway St. Buffalo, NY


W. 125th Street Manhattan, NY


253 W. 125th St. Harlem, NY


303 West 125th St. Harlem, NY