Our Historical Guest List Includes:
The Green Book
We were listed in 6 Editions as the highly recommended place to stay
Creating Unforgettable Memories from our Roots
During America’s period of segregation, the Magnolia House Motel accommodated traveling African Americans who were not allowed to share the same eating and sleeping facilities as Caucasians. Prominent African American's that stayed in the Magnolia House included James Brown, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Tex, Carter G. Woodson, and Jackie Robinson. In addition to housing celebrities, the Magnolia House accommodated the families of students attending the historically black schools of Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University. It also served the community as a place for wedding receptions and other formal gatherings. The Magnolia House Motel (known by its formal name, the Daniel D. Debutts House) is on the National Register of Historic Places and is in the South Greensboro National Register Historic District.
Ike & Tina Turner