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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.