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…

Local History, Winston-Salem

First color photos of the Salem College campus, 1929…

The first known color photographs of the Salem College campus appeared ninety years ago in the 1929 yearbook, "Sights & Insights". No credits are given for the photographer, who was probably a Salem student. Certainly, they are some of the earliest color photographs taken in Winston-Salem. The quality of the images could be improved a… Continue reading First color photos of the Salem College campus, 1929…

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…

Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

A century of hotels…Frances to Hampton…

To see images at full size where available, do this: On a Mac, control click on the image, then select "View image". In Windows, right click on the image, then select "View Image" To return to the blog post, click the back button In the beginning Men working The home stretch OpenPhotos by Fam Brownlee… Continue reading A century of hotels…Frances to Hampton…

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.

Local History, Winston-Salem

Jim the cat and his lovely long lost home…

The tale of a cat named Jim, published in the Western Sentinel, Tuesday, April 13, 1915: And below, the story of Jim’s lovely home, long since demolished for yet another parking lot. The Phillips Apartments project was announced in the Twin City Daily Sentinel on Friday, November 19, 1909. It was meant to be the… Continue reading Jim the cat and his lovely long lost home…