From the 1920s throughthe early 1960s the NearNorth Side ...More
From the 1920s throughthe early 1960s the NearNorth Side neighborhoodboasted a vibrantentertainment districtfeaturing AfricanAmerican music. The mainartery of North 24thStreet was the heart ofthe city’sAfrican-American culturaland business communitywith a thriving jazz andrhythm and blues scenethat attracted top-flight swing, blues andjazz bands from acrossthecountry.
The most importantvenue was the storiedDreamland Ballroom, whichwas opened in the JewellBuilding in 1 Less
From the 1920s through the early 1960s the Near North Side neighborhood boasted a vibrant entertainment district featuring African American music. The main artery of North 24th Street was the heart of the city’s African-American cultural and business community with a thriving jazz and rhythm and blues scene that attracted top- flight swing, blues and jazz bands from across the country.
The most important venue was the storied Dreamland Ballroom, which was opened in the Jewell Building in 1