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.



151 W. 51 St. Manhattan, NY

A.B.C. Motel

U. S. 212 Phillip, SD

Abercrombie & Fitch

Madison Avenue & 45th St. Manhattan, NY

Abernathy's Adams Hotel

4295 Olive Street St. Louis, MO

A. Berry

50 DeWitts Pl. New Rochelle, NY


98 Straight St. Paterson, NJ

Abner Virginia Motel

115 Bragg Drive Tall, VA

Abraham's Restaurant

39th and Hi-way Hampton, VA

Abraham's Taxi Service

Hampton, VA

Ace Auto Supply

207 St. Nicholas Ave. Manhattan, NY

Ace High

1172 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY

Ace Liquor Store

2404 Vine Kansas City, MO

Acorn Inn

White Horse Pike Lawnside, NJ
119 West Davis Road Lawnside, NJ


Balnew Street Turner Station , Maryland

Adams St. service station

523 N. Adams St. Richmond, VA

Ada's Cottage

1404 Summerfield Asbury Park, NJ

A. Dillard Barber Shop

250 Shewsbury Ave. Red Bank, NJ

Adkins West End Texaco Service Station

310 N. Bishop Marshall, TX

Admiral Arms

226 Jackson St. Cape May, NJ

Adore Hotel

104 Myrtle Ave. Asbury Park, NJ