Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History

"Friday Calls"…ignored by local media…

E. Vernon F. Glenn at an autograph party in Jacksonville, FL for his first novel, "Friday Calls". He is a member of the local Glenn family, of Quality Oil Company fame, but the "E. Vernon F." part makes him the namesake of E. Vernon Ferrell, for many years the head of Ferrell Realty and certainly… Continue reading "Friday Calls"…ignored by local media…

Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

Cruising Stratford, the early years…1940s – 1960s

For larger images, on Mac, control-click-view image; on Windows, right click-view image. Most of the pictures in this post are original monochromes. Since I have been experimenting with colorization, I decided to colorize most of them using various algorithms. The monochrome originals are safely stored in their original format. Myrtle Beach, Ninth Avenue at Ocean… Continue reading Cruising Stratford, the early years…1940s – 1960s

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

Sketches of Spain in the Twin City…

To see images at full size: On Mac, control-click, select "view image" On Windows, right click, select "view image" Our genealogical genius Janice brought my attention to an old article in our vertical files by Bill East of the Twin City Sentinel on this building. It has always been one of my favorite downtown artworks.… Continue reading Sketches of Spain in the Twin City…

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

Roland Bennett’s Lunch…another Twin City legend…

To see images at larger sizes: on Mac, control-click; on Windows, right click. In the early 1950s, there were seventeen department stores in downtown Winston-Salem. There were five “five and dimes” as well, along with eighteen drugstores, all but two locally owned. There were about ninety restaurants. A few of them, like the Cavalier in… Continue reading Roland Bennett’s Lunch…another Twin City legend…

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

Ghost and Ghoul Stories – Tuesday, Oct. 29 @ 6 p.m.

Join us in the North Carolina Collection at the Central Library as we ready ourselves for Halloween by reading short stories about ghosts, ghouls, and other things that go bump in the night. We will take a break from our quiet room rules for an hour on Tuesday, Oct. 29th @ 6 p.m. to read… Continue reading Ghost and Ghoul Stories – Tuesday, Oct. 29 @ 6 p.m.

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

The 1882 Conrad-Starbuck house…a grand survivor…

As always, click the pictures for larger version where available...   A few days ago Jb Edwards posted some pictures of tree clearing at a historic house on South Cherry Street and asked why? He soon answered his own question: The house is being adapted for offices and the tree roots were threatening the foundation.… Continue reading The 1882 Conrad-Starbuck house…a grand survivor…

Forsyth County, Goings On

Tell Us What Your Library Means To You Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30-8 p.m.

Think about why you like, love, or need your library branch and tell us in 15 words or less! Do you like the books, movies, and music you can check out? Do you have a passion for gardening at Walkertown? Do you enjoy sitting on the patio at Paddison Memorial? Do you find our WOW… Continue reading Tell Us What Your Library Means To You Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30-8 p.m.