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.


Andy Radiator

416 West 127th Ave. Harlem, NY

Annabelle's Restaurant

1207 Paseo Kansas City, MO

Anna Eaton Tourist Home

23 Atkins Ave. Asbury Park, NJ


919 7th St. No. Minneapolis, MN


2230 8th Ave. Harlem, NY

Anthony Barber Shop

609.5 25th St. Newport News, VA

Antler Hotel

3502 Franklin Ave. St. Louis, MO

Apache Lodge

1401 So. Main St. Roswell, NM


200 West 135th St. Harlem, NY


840 St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem, NY

Apex Beauty Parlor

211 W. Main Charlottesville, VA

Apex Restaurant

311 Williams St. Buffalo, NY
311 Broadway St. Buffalo, NY

Apex Rest Tourist Home

1801 Ontario Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
Indiana and Ontario A. Atlantic City, NJ


Fulton & Throop Ave. Brooklyn, NY


303 West 125th St. Harlem, NY


253 W. 125th St. Harlem, NY


W. 125th Street Manhattan, NY


141 Broadway Buffalo, NY
132 Broadway Buffalo, NY

Arcade Hotel

1001 Main St. Bridgeport, CT

Arctic Ave. Hotel

3600 Arctic Ave. Wildwood, NJ