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National Baptist Hotel

 
 
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By Steve Masler, April 8, 2018
1. National Baptist Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1923 as the Woodmen of the Union Building, this hotel, bathhouse, and performance venue quickly became the center of African American culture in Hots Springs. It housed virtually every great Negro League player and entertainer who visited the city

Famed entertainer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson stayed here. He was a close friend of Babe Ruth and part owner of the New York Black Yankees. He was famous for leading parades through town, dancing the entire route.
 
Erected by Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission.
 
Location. 34° 30.408′ N, 93° 2.988′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Malvern Avenue just north of Gulpha Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500-598 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hot Springs Intracity Transit National Historic Register (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kenji Miyazawa (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honus Wagner (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Hotel and Bath House in the Hot Springs Territory
National Baptist Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2018
2. National Baptist Hotel Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Buck Ewing (approx. 0.4 miles away); An American Spa (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bathhouse Row (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buckstaff Bathhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Woodmen of the Union Building, Arkansas. (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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