Robert Graham

Known Name(s)

Robert Graham


37 Hanrahan Ave. Stamford, CT

Establishment Type(s)

Tourist Home

Physical Status


Detailed History

Robert Graham's Tourist Home is the longest-standing Connecticut destination listed in The Green Book. It was the only tourist home in Stamford and today is the only extant Green Book site in the city.

Robert and Rose Graham lived at 37 Hanrahan Street from 1921 to 1965, making them the owners and managers of the tourist home throughout its inclusion in The Green Book. In both the 1930 and 1940 censuses, the couple was listed alongside African American lodgers who represented a variety of occupations, including domestic servants, tailors, and chefs. Everyone living at 37 Hanrahan Street came from southern states; Robert and Rose, for instance, were from North Carolina. This was no coincidence; in fact, it represents the larger trend of African Americans moving to Stamford and other northern cities in search of work.

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