A collection of vintage roller skating photos from the
United States Library of Congress of African American roller
skating parties at the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago,
The Savoy Ballroom was built in Chicago, Illinois USA
in 1927 and it was located at 4733 South Parkway (currently
Martin Luther King Drive). The ballroom was located in
the heart of a predominently African-American neighborhood
and it was an elegant showcase for top jazz bands,
sporting events, community meetings, and roller skating parties.
the Savoy Ballroom was torn down in the early 1970's
and in 1998 the Lou Rawls theater Culture Center was built on the site.
Vintage Photos of Skating at the Savoy Ballroom
History of the Savoy Ballroom
Article tracing the history of the Savoy Ballroom
in Chicago, Illinois (from Chicago.urban-history.org).
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