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Dan Alexander Montgomery

Born on 9-23-1885. He was born in Vanwert, OH. He was accomplished in the area of Business. He later died on 2-27-1954.
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A hotel and supper club owner, Dan Montgomery was the son of Joneaus and Charity Vincent Montgomery. He was a black businessman, who operated a restaurant in 1907 at 158 Exchange Street "Dan Montgomery's" became a successful hotel and supper club for more than eighty years. It was where many nationally acclaimed black artists performed. Montgomery's place also was an important meeting site for black intellectuals.

The Buffalo Evening News article on October 9, 1978, noted that Dan Montgomery's was for years the best place to go for the best in nightlife in Buffalo and had been a showcase since 1911. The restaurant closed in 1978.

He was once married to Anne Montgomery, who established another famous Buffalo hotel and supper club, The Little Harlem.

Mr. Montgomery died on February 27, 1954. He was 68 years old. He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.