Detroit's Paradise Valley

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One of the most prominent and dynamic African-American neighborhoods in U.S. history, Paradise Valley served as a social and cultural mecca for Detroit's black community from the 1920s through the 1950s. Now the site of stadiums and freeways, the area was once home to places like the Gotham Hotel and the Surf Club, and welcomed the likes of Billie Holiday, Joe Louis, and Sammy Davis Jr. This book uses more than 200 previously unpublished photographs to take readers on a rare tour of the entertainers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and events that made the now-lost Paradise Valley legendary.
ISBN: 9780738531557
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ernest H. Borden is a Paradise Valley historian and nephew of the famous Gotham Hotel owner John J. White. A longtime resident of Detroit and former employee of the Gotham Hotel, he is pleased to share his treasured memories and personal photographs in this book, documenting this celebrated community for generations to come.
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