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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rhythm Night Club

 
 
Rhythm Night Club Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
1. Rhythm Night Club Marker
Inscription. On April 23, 1940, 209 African Americans died in a fire at the Rhythm Club, located at this site. An overflow crowd, which included civic and cultural leaders, had come to hear the Walter Barnes Orchestra of Chicago. Considered among America's most deadly fires, the tragedy affected the entire Natchez community.
 
Erected 2004 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 33.547′ N, 91° 23.852′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Saint Catherine Street west of Abbott Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Saint Catherine Street, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Views of St. Catherine Street - Western End (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital Hill Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); 20-30 St. Catherine Street and Eduation (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Banks House - 9 St. Catherine Street
Rhythm Night Club Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
2. Rhythm Night Club Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 300 Block of Martin Luther King Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Family Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Family Church and School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
More about this marker. Located in front of the Rhythm Night Club Museum.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. African AmericansDisasters
 
Rhythm Night Club Museum and headstone image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
3. Rhythm Night Club Museum and headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2017.
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