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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Martin Hotel

1924-1985

 

—Chattanooga, Tennessee —

 
Martin Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
1. Martin Hotel Marker
Inscription. For sixty-one years the Martin Hotel was located at this site. Established in 1924 by Robert Martin with 50 rooms it became the largest African-American hotel in the South. Many celebrities and entertainers such as: Ella Fitzgerald, The Ink Spots, Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson, J. Ernest Wilkins (Former Assistant Secretary of Labor), Cab Calloway, the Platters, Nat "King" Cole, Lena Horne, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige and the "original" Harlem Globetrotters were guests at the hotel. The Martin Hotel closed November 30, 1985.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 89.)
 
Location. 35° 2.704′ N, 85° 18.403′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on M. L. King Boulevard (Tennessee Route 2) near Lindsey Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (about 600 feet away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abby Crawford Milton
Wide view of the Martin Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Wide view of the Martin Hotel Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); A Point in the Line of Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crutchfield House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Military History of Chattanooga (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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