Greenbook Hotel in Greensboro, NC
Historic Magnolia House History
The Historic Magnolia House in Greensboro was a popular destination for African American travelers who were not allowed to share the same accommodations as Caucasians, including the same eating and drinking facilities, during segregation in America in the mid-twentieth century. Many African Americans of renown stayed here, including James Brown, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Tex, Carter G. Woodson, and Jackie Robinson. Also, many families of college students attending such schools as Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University stayed here as well. The Historic Magnolia House also was a place for wedding celebrations and other formal gatherings and events.
The Historic Magnolia House (known by its formal name, the Daniel D. Debutts House) is on the National Register of Historic Places and is in the South Greensboro National Register Historic District. Located just minutes away from the Greensboro Coliseum, First National Bank Field, The Tanger Center, and all three Universities, Bennet, A & T, and UNCG.