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Mills, Florence, House

New York, New York
County of New York.
National Register Number: 76001244
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 8, 1976):
Home (1910-27) of the popular African American singer who in the 1920s achieved stardom on Broadway and in Europe, thus becoming a symbol of success for Black Americans. Ms. Mills starred in such productions as "Shuffle Along", the first large-scale musical composed, directed and performed by African Americans. With her performance, she became the "Toast of Broadway" overnight, and was regarded as a role model for African Americans. Her death at age 32 cut short her burgeoning career and her efforts to improve race relations.

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