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.


Albright Hotel

228 N. Virginia Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

Alcazar Night Club

72 Waverly Pl. Newark, NJ

Alcorn Hotel

4165 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO

A. L. Eastmond

37 West 144th St. Manhattan, NY

Alexander Beauty Parlor

2429 Vine St. Kansas City, MO

Alexander Motors

153rd St. and McCombs Place Manhattan, NY

Alexander's Famous Bar-B-Que

124 Red Bind Street Henderson, TX

Alexander's tourist home

413 Dyce St. Charlottesville, VA

Al Fras Service Station

William & Michigan Sts. Buffalo, NY


192 Broadway Buffalo, NY

Algene's Beauty Parlor

120 Spruce St. Newark, NJ


59 W. 44 St. Manhattan, NY


Cor. 126th St. & 7th Ave. Harlem, NY

Alice's Beauty Parlor

628 25th St. Newport News, VA

Al & Jim

Boston Rd. at 170th St. Bronx, NY

Allen House Hotel

1197 E. Broad St. Elizabeth, NJ
625 Cincinnati Ave. Egg Harbor, NJ

Allen Rose

106 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn, NY


147 West 145th St. Harlem, NY


928 S. Townsend St. Syracuse, NY

Allen's Beauty Parlor

2343 Market St. St. Louis, MO