McKelvey-Powell Building

McKelvey-Powell Building (HM7KV)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.134', W 81° 6.085'

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The McKelvey-Powell Building was originally constructed in 1926. The building was a hub of African-American business and social life in Savannah during the era of segregation in the first half of the twentieth century. Throughout the 1930s the McKelvey-Powell Building was a popular venue for both local music talent and nationally recognized performers. During World War II the building housed a USO center for black soldiers. Afterward, the West Broad Street YMCA operated in the building until the 1960s. It was later renovated, and dedicated in August 2003 as a community resource center under the guidance of Pastor Bennie R. Mitchell, Jr. and the Connor's Temple Baptist Church congregation.
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HM NumberHM7KV
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number25-23
Year Placed2005
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Connor's Temple Baptist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:41pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490427 N 3548077
Decimal Degrees32.06890000, -81.10141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.134', W 81° 6.085'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 8.04" N, 81° 6' 5.10" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 718 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah GA 31401, US
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