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School Parade in Winston

School Parade in Winston

A “county school and city school parade on Main street [sic]” can be seen “east of [the] courthouse.”

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  1. Does this photograph really depict Main Street around 1920? I have never known Hine’s to be on Main Street. Other issues too.

  2. Thank you for your comment. “county school and city school parade on Main street” was inscribed on the lantern slide, which is why we’ve placed that title in quotes. And “east of courthouse” is incorrect as well. This scene is most likely on Fourth Street west of the courthouse. Thank you again for your input.

  3. I am used to seeing the old Masonic Temple from its best vantage point. Even now it does not look like the Masonic Temple, just east of Hine’s Shoes, but I think I can see one of its stone pillars. I had no idea it had no fancy stone facing on its west side.

  4. This is the 200 block of W. Fourth looking East. That is the Anchor Store under construction at the left. Today it houses Tate’s and Soup’s and is in need of more sensitive restoration. The building with the cola sign has been covered with a stucco false front and houses Tokyo Shapiro, formerly the Little Pep Restayuant. The Masonic Temple was torn down after only 20 years for a drug store; today CVS.

  5. This photo would have been taken in late 1916 or early 1917.

  6. This is definitely the 200 block of West Fourth. The building at the left is the Womble Building, completed in late summer 1916 by Bunyon S. Womble, the newest member of the law firm Manley, Hendren & Womble. It was occupied that fall by the Anchor Department Store, the third in the chain. A few years later, around 1920, Anchor moved across Fourth Street into the Hinshaw Building where it remained, with additions, until its demise. The best known later businesses in the Womble Building were two clothing stores, Cohen’s and Robin’s, both of whom were there for decades, which eventually merged to become Cohen’s-Robin’s. That building and the others shown in the block remain, except for the Masonic Temple, which was demolished in 1929 and replaced two years later by an art deco Walgreens, which also still stands. So the date range of the picture is determined by the empty space next to the Womble Building. That space was filled in the late summer of 1919 by a new building, purpose-built by the Winston-Salem Bake-Rite Company, the first all-electric bakery in NC. So the picture’s date range is fall, 1916 – spring or early summer, 1919.

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