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George P. Davis American Legion Post 116 and Auxiliary

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Veterans' center in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Place Details

Borough : Brooklyn
Neighborhood : Bedford- Stuyvesant
Institution, Gathering Place

Place Matters Profile

Named after an African American man who donated this building to the Legion after World War II, The George P. Davis American Legion Post is active in the community, sponsoring neighborhood events and providing computers for members to use. Today, veterans from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam gather there for bimonthly meetings and events



Nominations

Lionel Braithwaite

G.P. Davis, a black man, lived in this house and donated it to the American Legion after WWI. Now we have vets from the Korean War, Vietnam, and WWII there. The Post is there to help the community and sponsors different affairs for the neighborhood. Arts activities and computers are available. There are memorials as well as meetings twice each month. The Legion has a history that's posted on the wall.


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