Black L.A. 1947: A Guide to the Homes of Famous Black Entertainers

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Hattie McDaniel’s home at 2203 S. Harvard. Ethel Waters lived almost across the street, the Sentinel said. Via Google Street View.

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The home of composer William Grant Still, 3670 Cimarron St., via Google Street View.


Aug. 21, 1947: Sentinel columnist Harry Levette provides the addresses of many African American celebrities and notes that not everybody famous lives on Sugar Hill. Most of the homes are gone now as the 10 Freeway went through the neighborhood. The modest home of composer William Grant Still, 3670 Cimarron St., is still standing.

2272 w. 27th St., Google Street View
According to the Sentinel, Dorothy Dandridge and Harold Nicholas lived at 2272 W. 27th St., via Google Street View.


L.A. Sentinel, Aug. 21, 1947

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