The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue Historical

The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue Historical (HM1WXL)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21223
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.609', W 76° 38.933'

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Baltimore Black History

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.
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HM NumberHM1WXL
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 357808 N 4350641
Decimal Degrees39.29348333, -76.64888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.609', W 76° 38.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 36.54" N, 76° 38' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 408-484 N Payson St, Baltimore MD 21223, US
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