618 T St NW

The Stagedoor was a vital spot in the jazz circuit of U Street in its heyday in the 1940s. It was replaced by a venue owned by Cecelia Scott, showing the importance of African-American women entrepreneurs.

Ad for the Stage Door Cocktail Hour
Ad for the Stage Door Cocktail Hour

Courtesy George Washington Special Collections

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Ad for Cecelia Scott's Cocktail Restaurant featuring her image
Ad for Cecelia Scott's Cocktail Restaurant featuring her image

Courtesy George Washington Special Collections

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Ad for Cecelia's Bar & Grill
Ad for Cecelia's Bar & Grill

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Ad for the Stage Door Cocktail Hour
Ad for the Stage Door Cocktail Hour

Courtesy George Washington Special Collections

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