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.


Art's Lounge

1164 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo, NY


Erie Ave. Niagara Falls, NY

Ashley Motor Court

U. S. Rt. 59, Nanuet Rockland, NY
(Spring Valley Exit 14 Spring Valley, NY)


44 St. & Broadway Manhattan, NY


Broadway at 45th Street Manhattan, NY


4th & 5th St. W. Salt Lake City, UT
4th & 5th St. W. (200 S.) Salt Lake City, UT

Astoria Court Motel

55 Olney Ave. Astoria, OR

Astoria (duplicate)

2nd St., South Salt Lake City, UT
528 1/2 W. 2nd Street (200 S.) Salt Lake City, UT

Atlantic Cafe

103 Halifax Petersburg, VA

Atlantic Esso Station

107 E. Atlantic Street Emporia, VA

Atlantic Service Station

White Horse Pike, Clement Bridge Lawnside, NJ

Atlantic Service Station

Barrington, NJ

Atlas Hotel

4260 Delmar St. Louis, MO

Atlas Tavern

4267 Delmar St. Louis, MO

Atmosphere In & Witcher's Service Station

622 Highway 79 Henderson, TX

Attucks Hotel

134 N. No. Carolina Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
1120 Drexel Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

Aunt Brenda's Pit Barbecue

406 N. Arno St. Albuquerque, NM

Aunt Dinah's Kitchen

172 W. 135th Harlem, NY

Aunt Edith's

601 1/2 Harrison St. Syracuse, NY 13202

Austin House Hotel

108 E. Walnut Columbia, MO