Palais Royal

Opened in 1919. the Philadelphia Tribune described the Palais Royal as “the finest colored ball room in America.”

Palais Royal - 711 S. Broad Street - Arrow

On May 4, 1937, the Chick Webb Orchestra, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, played a dance here.

Palais Royal Cropped

In the 1940s, the Palais Royal was the home of the Elate Ballroom, the Elate Club and the Sydney King School of Dance.