Arcadia Ballroom

Street Address: 
4432-4456 North Broadway
Chicago, IL

This ballroom was one of the few that hired all-black jazz bands to play for their predominantly white audiences. Young people liked the non-conventional sound of the all-black band, which made the Arcadia very popular in the 1920s. The opening of the Aragon Ballroom led to its decline as a dance hall, but it was still used as a sports arena for many years. Opened in 1910; burned down in the 1950s and was demolished.




1910 - 1959



There is a postcard of the Aragon here:

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