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Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue

Baltimore Black History

 
 
The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
1. The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue Marker
Inscription. Pennsylvania Avenue’s nightclubs hummed with jazz and soul music for over forty years. Thousands crowded into the Royal Theater to see Eubie Blake, Billie Holiday, James Brown, and many other music legends. Built in 1921, the theater offered black musicians and audiences a place of their own—free from the discrimination found at downtown venues. The city demolished the Royal in 1971, one of many West Baltimore theaters lost to urban renewal efforts in the 1960’s and 1970s.
 
Location. 39° 17.609′ N, 76° 38.933′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Payson Street. Touch for map. The marker is on a brick post at the entrance to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimore’s Lady Law (here, next to this marker); The Arabbers (a few steps from this marker); The Murphy Family and The Afro-American (a few steps from this marker); Clarence and Parren Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Maddox Family and Time Printers (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucille Clifton
The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
2. The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence (within shouting distance of this marker); Lillie May Carroll Jackson & Juanita Jackson Mitchell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 114 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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