Music Clubs & Night Clubs

Oster’s Ballroom

Oster’s Ballroom was a dancing and event venue that served African Americans between 1938 and 1946. Located on the north side of Euclid Avenue near East 46th Street, it hosted dance bands and special events held by Black organizations such as the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Future Outlook League. After the ballroom relocated in 1946, the Call & Post lamented, “The new Osters ballroom at E. 21st Street between Carnegie and Prospect Avenue will not be available to colored people for dances … even though much of the money was made from colored dances at fancy rental prices at E. 46th and Euclid.”

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  • “Bobbing Along with Bob Williams.” Call & Post. October 5, 1946.
  • FOL Employees Frolic At Oster’s Ballroom: 500 Happy Celebrants At League’s First Get-to-Gether.” Call & Post. December 7, 1940.
4612 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH