Dan Montgomery's

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1968

Photo credit: Uncrowned Community Builders/Forest Lawn Cemetery, PRS

Location

158 Exchange Street, Buffalo, NY 14204
Now part of a larger 144 Exchange Street parcel
SBL: 111.70-7-9.1
Fillmore Council District
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Owner

SANDORO JAMES T per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Three story brick commercial building used as a restaurant and hotel

Current Condition

Demolished, vacant lot

History

  • 1907 - 'Dan Montgomery (born in Van Wart, OH) was a black businessman who opened a restaurant that became a successful hotel and supper club for more than eighty years.'
  • February 27th, 1954 - Dan Montgomery died at age 68, and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
  • 1978 - The restaurant closed.
    History from same quotes found at Uncrowned Community Builders & Forest Lawn Cemetery Facebook page

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Other Pertinent Facts

  • "It was where many nationally acclaimed black artists performed. Montgomery's place also was an important meeting site for black intellectuals. The Buffalo Evening News article on October 9, 1978, noted that Dan Montgomery's was for years the best place to go for the best in nightlife in Buffalo and had been a showcase since 1911."
  • "He was once married to Anne Montgomery, who established another famous Buffalo hotel and supper club, The Little Harlem."
    Facts from same quotes found at Uncrowned Community Builders & Forest Lawn Cemetery Facebook page

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