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Randora Hotel

The Randora Hotel, owned by Randolph Wallace in the late 1950s-early 1960s, was another prominent Black-owned hotel. It was behind the Garfield, also owned by John R. Wallace on the opposite side. It was a well-known spot for hosting wedding receptions and other events in its banquet hall. Unlike the Garfield, it survived the 1963 blaze that claimed several Black businesses in the area.



β€œThe Robert Windrows Are Sparkling Hosts in Detroit.” New Pittsburgh Courier. Dec 23, 1961, p. 13.

β€œ2 Killed As 40 Flee 5-Alarm Hotel Fire: Detroit blaze guts old-time nite-spot.” The Baltimore Afro-American. Mar 16, 1963, p. 19.

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