Paradise Ballroom

Address: 2158 Red Arrow Hwy
City: Benton Harbor
State: MI
Zip: 49022
County: Berrien
Number of visits to this page: 138
Notes:

This ballroom goes back to the 1930's. It was first known as the Paradise Ballroom and later the Palais Royal. The location gets a bit confusing as it is described as being 2 miles East of Benton Harbor on US-12. From what I can gather that is now known as Territorial Rd. I think I have the approximate location pinned down but not the exact address.

It hosted all the big bands of the day like so many other similar ballrooms and dance halls around the state. There was another "Paradise Ballroom" in Lansing (also Detroit) and yet another in Benton Harbor proper, on the 4th floor of a commercial building. When this facility became the Palais Royal in 1936, it had much the same format as the old Paradise with big bands and such. After that, it seemed to morph into more of a nite-club format. This continued on for several years and then the ads in the papers stop after a few more name changes. I assume the building was used for other purposes and the place was either demolished or is a different business today.

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Paradise Ballroom - 14 JUL 1934 AD (newer photo)
14 JUL 1934 AD (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - COMPARING 1955 TO 2019 (newer photo)
COMPARING 1955 TO 2019 (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - 15 SEP 1936 AD (newer photo)
15 SEP 1936 AD (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - 15 SEP 1936 ARTICLE (newer photo)
15 SEP 1936 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - 18 JAN 1937 I GUESS THE NUDIST SHOW DIDN'T GO OVER TO WELL (newer photo)
18 JAN 1937 I GUESS THE NUDIST SHOW DIDN'T GO OVER TO WELL (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - 2 CRAZY ADS FROM 16 JAN 1937 (newer photo)
2 CRAZY ADS FROM 16 JAN 1937 (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - FEB 17 1944 AD ANOTHER NAME CHANGE (newer photo)
FEB 17 1944 AD ANOTHER NAME CHANGE (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - MAR 18, 1938 A NAME CHANGE I WILL BLUR OUT (newer photo)
MAR 18, 1938 A NAME CHANGE I WILL BLUR OUT (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - MARCH 7 1935 ARTICLE (newer photo)
MARCH 7 1935 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Paradise Ballroom - NAME CHANGE SEPT 1936 (newer photo)
NAME CHANGE SEPT 1936 (newer photo)
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