A vintage black and blue neon sign advertising the historic Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
Contributor:Independent Picture Service / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:44.2 MB (1.5 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:3032 x 5096 px | 25.7 x 43.1 cm | 10.1 x 17 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:10 March 2012
A vintage black and blue neon sign advertising the historic Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee - The Lorraine Hotel is part of The National Civil Rights Museum which is a privately owned complex of museums and historic buildings built around the former Lorraine Motel at 450 Mulberry Street, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Walter Bailey purchased the hotel in 1945 and renamed it for his wife Loree and the song Sweet Lorraine. During segregation it was an upscale accommodation that catered to a black clientele. He added a second floor and then drive up access for more rooms on the south side of the complex converting the name from Lorraine Hotel to Lorraine Motel.