The True Reformer Building was also home to many events and celebrations in the African American community. One of the most well known people to perform at events at the building was Duke Ellington (A Historical Landmark). There was even a mural painted on the side of the building in his honor, which was unfortunately taken down in 2012. However, there have been reports that the mural will be restored to its former glory in the near future (Duke Ellington Still Absent).
In 1999, the Public Welfare Foundation bought the True Reformer Building (A Historical Landmark). It is now home to the office space of this foundation. Although the building is no longer being used in quite the way that it used to, it is a building rich with African American history. The True Reformer Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 (A Historical Landmark).