Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks

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Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks
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Third building from the left
Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks is located in the District of Columbia
Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks
Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks is located in the US
Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks
Location 3815 Georgia Ave., NW., Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°56′17″N 77°01′27″W / 38.93806°N 77.02417°W / 38.93806; -77.02417Coordinates: 38°56′17″N 77°01′27″W / 38.93806°N 77.02417°W / 38.93806; -77.02417
NRHP reference # 09000152[1]
Added to NRHP March 17, 2009[1]

Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks, also known as The Ebony Table, Kushner's Sea Food Grill, Minoux Bakery, Harry C. Johnson & Son, or The Kaieteur, was a restaurant on Georgia Avenue in the Northwest area of Washington, D.C..[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 17, 2009.[1] It is notable for the role it played "in the social and political culture of the District of Columbia's African American community.[2] The restaurant offered fine dining to the city's black middle and upper classes. Many notable people in politics government and entertainment frequented the establishment. The owner, William W. "Billy" Simpson, was an avid supporter of the civil rights and anti-war causes of the era.[3]

The building that housed the restaurant is located at 3815 Georgia Avenue NW, and was constructed in 1923 as one in a row of four attached brick buildings.[4]

In April 2012, the French Bistro Chez Billy was opened on the site.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. March 27, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Timothy A. Jones, Timothy J. Dennee and Kim Williams (October 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steak" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 2, 2009.  (36 pages, with maps, historic photos, and 2008 photos)
  3. ^ "National Park Service National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "CHEZ BILLY: ERIC HILTON TAKES ON PETWORTH". Thrillist.com. THRILLIST. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2014-06-24.