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Powell Hotel

Powell Hotel & Court, the first black-owned hotel in Dallas, at 3115 State Street. Among the many dignitaries who stayed the at Powell during its heyday of the 1930s and 1940s were composer Duke Ellington, boxer Joe Louis, jazz pianist Thomas "Fats" Waller, Southern University president Felton Clark, and trumpeter Louis Armstrong. The hotel closed in 1970 and burned down in 1975.
ca. 1946
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Bryan Street Café, located at 2623 Bryan Street.
ca. 1947
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Bryan Street Cafe
Burns Grocery Store

Burns Grocery Store, located at 3741 Atlanta.
ca. 1946
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Marion Butts titled this image "'Cats' in front of Allen Street Drugs, 1946." The store was run by Mr. and Mrs. Burl Tyler and located at 1920 Allen Street.
ca. 1946
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Allen Street Drugs
White Rose Cafe
Mr. Dixon, owner, employees and customers at the counter of the White Rose Café at 1811 Singleton Boulevard.
ca. 1946
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Thrifty Drugs, located at 3121 Oakland, was the first drug store in Dallas to integrate its soda fountain.
ca. 1952
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Thrifty Drugs
Roosevelt Heights
Children stand in front of a flooded home in the Roosevelt Heights neighborhood in West Dallas.
ca. 1947
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