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Front view, F.W. Woolworth Building, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina

F. W. Woolworth Building (Greensboro, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Front view, F.W. Woolworth Building, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Art deco (Architecture)
Drugstores
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1220pnc001
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Greensboro (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Woolworth, F. W. Building (Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Hartmann, Charles C., 1889-1977 
Built:
Street:
132 S. Elm Street
Community:
Greensboro
State:
NC
Zip:
27401
Architectural note:
The two-story building is faced in stone with Art Deco motifs.
Historical note:
The Woolworth store became a landmark in the Civil Rights movement when, on February 1, 1960, four students from a local university began holding peaceful sit-ins at the lunch counter, launching a nationwide movement.
Location:
Greensboro (N.C.)
Subjects:
Commercial buildings
Mercantile buildings
Museums
Exhibition buildings
African Americans -- History
Civil rights movements
Civil rights movements -- North Carolina
Latitude, Longitude:
36.072116, -79.790407