606 Horse Shoe Lounge Sign, 1960-1975

Summary

The 606 Horse Shoe Bar was the last remaining nightclub from Detroit's legendary Paradise Valley--the center of Detroit's African American community during the 1930s and 1940s. This tight-knit and lively neighborhood teemed with clubs, theaters and dance halls where African American musicians and singers lit up the night. Beginning in the 1950s, urban renewal projects would scatter the residents of this community.

The 606 Horse Shoe Bar was the last remaining nightclub from Detroit's legendary Paradise Valley--the center of Detroit's African American community during the 1930s and 1940s. This tight-knit and lively neighborhood teemed with clubs, theaters and dance halls where African American musicians and singers lit up the night. Beginning in the 1950s, urban renewal projects would scatter the residents of this community.

Artifact

Sign (Declaratory or advertising artifact)

Date Made

1960-1975

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2005.93.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Arthur A. Jadach.

Dimensions

Width: 115 in

Height: 74 in

Depth: 13 in

Weight: 300 lbs  (educated estimate)

Inscriptions

606 HORSE SHOE Lounge Fine Food the Oldest & Last Nightclub in Paradise Valley

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