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Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

A Green Book Listing

The Imperial Hotel was listed as a restaurant, barber shop and hotel in the Negro Motorist Green Books between the 1950 and 1967. The Green Book publications were called "the bible of black travel" during the Jum Crow Era because each publication identified places where African American travelers could secure services in relative safety. 

The Imperial was rescued from demolition and will serve as part of the new home for The Jack Hadley Black History Museum in Thomasville, GA.

A comprehensive historic structure report was commissioned to examine the building and site's historic development, its construction methodology and materials, and to provide the owners with a set of treatment recommendation for adaptive reuse. 

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