North Carolina Woolworth Stores

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former Woolworth
Asheville, NC
This Woolworth was built in 1938 and restored in 2001. The interior's grand staircase and terrazzo floors were preserved. The building is now used as Woolworth Walk, an arts and crafts gallery. For more, see this website. [map]

former Woolworth
Greensboro, NC
This Woolworth was designed by Charles C. Hartmann and built in 1929. It originally housed the Whelan Drug Co. and was known as the Whelan Building. Woolworth moved here in 1939. In 1960, this store was the site of a sit-in protest where African-Americans demanded to be served at the same lunch counter as whites. It was a landmark event that paved the way towards integration. This Woolworth closed in 1993. The building was recently restored. It has housed the International Civil Rights Center & Museum since 2010. Part of the original lunch counter from the sit-in has been preserved. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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