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Place Explorer: Central Harlem

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Place Name Neighborhood Borough
369th Regiment Armory Central Harlem Manhattan Home of the World War I Harlem Hellfighters
African American Wax Museum of Harlem Central Harlem Manhattan Museum devoted to Afro-American art and culture, offering wax mannequins of famous African Americans
Alhambra Theatre and Ballroom (former) Central Harlem Manhattan The last standing of Harlem's historic dance halls
Barron's Exclusive Club (former) Central Harlem Manhattan A popular 1920's Harlem jazz club, also known as Barron's Cabaret
Bobby's Happy House Records (former) Central Harlem Manhattan The first black-owned business opened on 125th street after WWII
Congregation Ohab Zedek Building (site of) Central Harlem Manhattan Once home to one of the largest and most influential Jewish congregations
Elks Lodge #127 (former site of) Central Harlem Manhattan Where the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters, a black union, was founded in 1925
Finnish Progressive Society Hall (now Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem) Central Harlem Manhattan Site of an important Communist party event
Harlem Hospital Center Central Harlem Manhattan A leader in healthcare education for African Americans
Harlem River Houses Sculptures Central Harlem Manhattan WPA sculptures in a landmark public housing development
Lenox Lounge Central Harlem Manhattan Historic jazz club, home of the famous Zebra Room
Liberation Books Central Harlem Manhattan Independent African American bookstore
Minton's Playhouse Central Harlem Manhattan After-hours hangout for jazz musicians and the birthplace of bebop
Minton's Playhouse Stickball Field Central Harlem Manhattan Where jazz musicians held stickball games
Rucker Park basketball courts Central Harlem Manhattan A popular spot for pick-up games
Smalls' Paradise (former) Central Harlem Manhattan A long-running Harlem jazz club, closed in 1986
Tree of Hope (site of) Central Harlem Manhattan A talisman for performers