Kelly's Restaurant & Motel

Known Name(s)

Kelly's Restaurant & Motel


801 County Street Portsmouth, VA

Establishment Type(s)

Motel, Restaurant

Physical Status



Kelly's stood at the southwest corner of County and Effingham, in the center of an African American community.  An ad in the 1960 issue of the Green Book depicts a one-story, flat roofed, possibly brick structure. Ironically, this image also shows a church steeple in the background. The site now serves as the parking lot for the Ebenezer Baptist Church at 728 Effingham.  

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