Anderson, Mack G.
The Manhattan Hotel (circa 1909), sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Hotel and Pool Room, was the first black hotel in Buffalo, New York, founded by prominent leader in the African American community, Mack G. Anderson. Mr. Anderson was the proprietor of the men’s only hotel, which consisted of 31 guest rooms, a café, a bar, and a billiards room. Located at 466 Michigan Avenue, near William Street, the hotel was staple of the African American community in the Michigan Avenue corridor of the city.
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Manhattan Hotel photos includes images of the bar and the exterior of the Manhattan Hotel in Buffalo, New York, circa 1909. The proprietor of the hotel, Mack G. Anderson, is featured along with the hotel’s bartender and visiting guests.