Friday, August 14, 2020

Broadway Cafe

Photo from the Armstrong Archives

The Broadway Café was a long-standing landmark in the African American community, appearing as early as 1908 as a “lunch room” on the Sanborn Insurance Map.  It was a “happening place” in the 1950s.  According to recollections of Jack Bailey, "on hot summer Saturday nights you could hear the jukebox blaring and see people inside jitter-bugging."  It was razed in 1962.

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