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As we close out Black History Month, I want to feature this listing of African-American Businesses compiled in the 1909-1910 Hill City Directory for Raleigh, NC. The list was transcribed by Fred Turner for the Winter/Spring 2004 issue - v.14, nbr.1. There are 5+ pages of listings (in excess of 230 individual listings) that include name, business type, and address.
Included in the transcription:
- Alford, Nick eating houses 206 1/2 e Martin
- Alle, John grocers-retail e Martin nr s East
- Allen, Jake B grocers-retail 212 e Cabarrus
- Bullock, Christopher C hackmen 750 s Person
- Bunn, Victoria S nurses 609 s East
- Burgess & Son butchers and meat markets 15 City Market
- Christmas S C & Son hucksters 2 City Market
- Clark, Charles C clergymen (Baptist) 540 e Edenton
- Hughes, Henry I barber 223 w Martin
- Hughes, Joseph draymen 716 e Lenoir
- Hunter, Robert harness and saddlery 318 s Salisbury
- Lane & Ancrum attorney at law 4 e Davie
- Lane & Fields funeral directors 400 s Salisbury
This is a mere sampling. Many occupations are listed and many that are not seen today. There are listings for A to Z.
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