Dorothy Ethel Nash Tookes' father-in-law.

Dorothy Ethel Nash Tookes' father-in-law.


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  • RM0054

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  • 193-?

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    Biography Note

  • In 1930, Dorothy Ethel Nash married James Tookes, a chef who would eventually work at both the Governor's Mansion and the home of John Phipps, founder of the Tallahassee-based television station WCTV. The young couple made their home in Tallahassee's Frenchtown neighborhood at 412 W. Virginia St. They later added a bathroom and three bedrooms onto their Frenchtown home and began taking in boarders in 1948. By the 1950s, they were marketing the house as the Tookes Hotel. As Leon County's only lodging establishment open to African-Americans at that time, the Tookes Hotel played host to several black celebrities, including singer Lou Rawls, band leader Duke Ellington, and writer James Baldwin. The Tookes Hotel remained in operation until the early 1980s.

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  • 1 digital image - b&w

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Dorothy Ethel Nash Tookes' father-in-law. 193-?. Black & white digital image, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/319252>, accessed 20 February 2019.

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Dorothy Ethel Nash Tookes' father-in-law. 193-?. Black & white digital image. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Feb. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/319252>.

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