Located at Second Avenue and Market Street, the Douglas Hotel and Creole Palace nightclub was the only place of quality lodging and entertainment for Blacks during a period of intense segregation. As the premier Black entertainment venue on the Pacific coast, the spacious ballroom and stage featured a risqué chorus line show and jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie performances. The hotel-nightclub hosted celebrities like boxer Joe Louis, musicians Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and vocalists Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.

Pictured Above: Creole performers at the Douglas Hotel, 1934