Establishments

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.

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Aunt Edith's

601 1/2 Harrison St. Syracuse, NY

Austin's

Tarrytown Rd. & Perishing St. White Plains, NY

Avalon

303 North Broadway Rochester, MN

Avenue

509 Fifth Ave Manhattan, NY

Baby Grand

319 West 125th St. Harlem, NY

Baby Grand

1274 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY

Bagley's Restaurant & Summer Garden

2561 E. 16th St. Brooklyn, NY

Bailey's Acres

Rural Route 2, Box 95A Chestertown, Maryland

Baker house hotel

419 Nicholson Williamsburg, VA

Baker's

302 W. 118th St. Harlem, NY

Baldwin's Pharmacy

141 Fayette Street Martinsville, VA

Bali

1096 Amsterdam Ave Harlem, NY

Bal-Mo-Ral

56 Brook St. New Rochelle, NY

Balnew Pharmacy

101 Sollers Point Road, Turner Station , Maryland

Balser

416 William St. Buffalo, NY

Bancroft

Franklin and Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY

Bandwagon

122 Troy Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Banks

1217 Madison Avenue Baltimore, Maryland

Bank's

2338 - 8th Ave Harlem, NY

Bar '61

61 W. 125th St. Harlem, NY

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