Gant’s Valeteria

Gant’s Valeteria operated in Quad Hall, a hotel at 7500 Euclid Avenue from 1934 to 1939. The business took its name from proprietor Green Henry Gant. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Gant studied tailoring at the Hampton Institute (later Hampton University) in Hampton, Virginia.

Gant’s dry cleaning business moved to 10026 Cedar Avenue, where it remained until moving once more to nearby 9502 Cedar in 1950. According to an ad in the Call & Post (July 29, 1944), Gant’s Valeteria offered both dry cleaning and tailoring and was “The Only Negro Enterprise of its Kind in the City.” In 1954, the business suffered a fire.

G. H. Gant offered pick up and delivery | Call & Post, April 27, 1939

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Green Book Details

Gant’s Valeteria appears in the Green Book from 1946 to 1955 at 10026 Cedar Ave. under the category Tailors. In the 1950-1955 editions of the Green Book, Gant’s Valeteria is listed at 9502 Cedar Ave as “Grant’s.”

Resources

  • “The G. H. Gant Valeteria Service Feature.” Advertisement. Call & Post. April 27, 1939.
  • “Services Wednesday for Green H. Gant.” Call & Post. May 17, 1975.
10026 Cedar Ave (Beginning in 1950, the address is listed as 9502 Cedar)

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