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pazong.yang We love Friday nights ️🐆 #mymainsqueeze #JacksonHouse #minus1 #InstaSize 24h

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cantknockthehustle007 #CELEBRATINGBLACKHISTORYMONTH #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #TAMPABLACKHISTORY

On #CentralAve, you had many attractions, and many players. Of course you had theaters, like The #Lincoln and #CentralTheater (pictured), that played movies late into the night.  The Gem’s Drugstore, located once at 1308 Central Ave, played host to almost all of the african-american community at one time.  And of course, there was the music.

There was The #CottonClub, owned by the Joyner family.  This club was located on Central Ave, and was one of the first clubs to require a coat and tie.  It was located right by the #PyramidHotel (later named #RogersHotel), which housed the famous #ApolloBallroom on its upper floor.  There was #ClubChiffon – a local establishment with live music.  You also had Charlie Moon’s pool hall, which featured live music, as well as Johnny Gray’s bar.  Another hot spot was The #BlueRoom, owned by #WattSanderson.  All of these places featured local musicians, and some national acts as well.  It is said that many people including #BBKing, #CabCalloway, #EllaFitzgerald, #RayCharles, #JamesBrown, #RuthBrown, #AsaHarris, and others played up and down Central – it was the place to be.

Another attraction of Central Ave and the surrounding area was Saunder’s Boarding House.  Later named The #JacksonHouse, this house was expanded to house traveling blacks who had no where else to stay.  In Fact, #EllaFitzgerald wrote her hit “A Tisket, a Tasket” in the living room of this house.  #DrMartinLutherKingJr even roamed the hallways.  In another story, #CabCalloway, after a performance at The #ApolloBallroom, fled to The #JacksonHouse to escape the droves of women who were chasing him.
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stevederive A taste of #SouthPhilly in #Harrisburg 1mon

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beardenlhs I would say NJHS had a successful PB&J Drive, we piled in over 700 jars, now to deliver it! #thanksLakeside #JacksonHouse #ExceededOurGoal 3w

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optimuspayne The lunch of champions. #jacksonhouse 3w

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joncurtisesquire I was hungry and I ate all of it #mrsAs #jacksonhouse #yummy #sogood #food 1mon

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2mon cgalvan91
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middullchild Jackson House Burger with my fav Lamakachop . Learning to take pics like @occomestibles - follow the food guru & prepare to salivate! #jacksonhouse #harrisburg #holeinthewall #omnomnom #beastpatty #onlyopen1030til3WAT 2mon

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mommamcnaught So good I couldn't help taking a bite before snapping #vscocam #jacksonhouse 2mon

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2mon utdbear
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utdbear The #jacksonhouse is getting its energy efficiency on. #led #softwhite #morelumens #lesspower 2mon

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5daystolive Finally made it here Holiday cheers and toasting to RY's VP promotion#inspiring #holidays14 #primerib #celebration #jacksonhouse #framily #neighborhoodjoint 3mon

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leighjjackson81 Christmas time decorating shenanigans. #jacksonhouse #merrychristmas 3mon

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