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Many of the mansions in the area such as Victorian homes and American crafted bungalows have been preserved and still stand to this day. Elegant Manor, although closed and condemned, has a rich history. Built in 1906 for a music mogul and served as a music store and later rest home for actors. The manor would also come to belong to other entertainers for a time.

It wasn’t until the late 1970s when Elegant Manor would become more associated with African-Americans. Arlillian Moody, a sharecropper’s daughter from Louisiana, purchased the abandoned monument. Moody utilized the manor in a variety of ways some of which included a community center, catering, weddings and a halfway house. One of the most notable uses of the manor was its catering services for the cast of Soul Train.

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