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Barron's Exclusive Club (former)

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A popular 1920's Harlem jazz club, also known as Barron's Cabaret

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Central Harlem
Theater, Historic Site & Museum

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Megan Joplin

Where Barron's Exclusive, also known as Barron's Cabaret, used to be. One of the big four jazz clubs during the Harlem Renaissance, including the Cotton Club, Connie's Inn, and Smalls' Paradise. Duke Ellington had his start here, and Florence Mills was a principle attraction. Owned by Barron D. Wilkins, a noted philanthropist who was murdered in 1924.

The building is not architecturally significant but is largely the same as it was in the 1920s.

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