Pearl Bailey was a waitress at a jazz club here (has mural).
Pearl Bailey worked at a jazz club here, in what was the last of the jazz clubs in the area. See http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Musical-Icons-425302764.html. Also, see http://www.philly.com/philly/home/Last-jazz-club-Ridge-Avenue-North-Philadelphia-saffron.html. On the Sharswood Neighborhood: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/philadelphia/96762-revitalization-stirs-up-memories-of-a-time-sharswood-pulsed-with-all-that-jazz. There is a Pearl Bailey mural on the side of the building which you can see if you wander around Google streetscape.
Checker Cafe , 2125 Ridge Ave. , Sharwood Neighborhood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121, United States
Abandoned Places, African American History, Art, Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, History, Jazz, Murals, Preservation / Protection Needed