The Big Apple (40-101)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 34° 00.256 W 081° 02.310
17S E 496444 N 3762629
A historic African American Club that spawned a dance.
Waymark Code: WM8YDT
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 05/30/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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Originally built 1907-1910 as the House of Peace Synagogue and located 100 yards south, this building was sold in1936 and shortly thereafter became a black nightclub known as the Big Apple. A dance by this name originated here and soon swept the country, inspiring the song, "The Big Apple," which was recorded by Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra. "The Big Apple" became a best-selling hit in September of 1937.

1987 by City of Columbia. (Marker Number 40-101.)
Marker Name: The Big Apple

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 40-101

County: Richland

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