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Colored Musicians Club named to National Register of Historic Places

The Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Buffalo Preservation Board last week announced it was notified by the New York State Historic Preservation Office that the Broadway club earned the status.

Founded in 1917, when black and white musicians had separate unions, the Colored Musicians Club moved in 1934 to its current Broadway home. It was a favorite spot for performers to congregate after performances. Among those seen there over the years were Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.

The board was also notified that the North Park Library building, 2351 Delaware Ave., and the Chandler Street industrial buildings, 27 and 63 Chandler St., will be considered for listing on the state and national Registers of Historic Places.

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