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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Woolworths

Campbell Avenue . Roanoke . circa 1920's

I've loved this art deco sign since first seeing it. I've always wondered though why it is called "The Woolworth" and in my search for info this morning I learned that this building has had several different lives but nothing has stuck since the Woolworth days and it now may or may not be apartments...I saw where they were converting it to apartments and office space but that is about how far the info went that I found and when converting they changed the name to THE Woolworth...guess it makes it sound fancier...I prefer the original though. I guess I'm more traditional :)

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

14 comments:

  1. Now Woolworth is a flash from the past. Five and Dime Stores where the Dollars stores of my time. Tanya, you have found a rare treasure! Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again.

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  2. We had a Woolworth in the town I grew up in outside of Boston. My great grandmother lived next door to it. When we lived in Fairbanks, the Woolworth there was just starting to go out of business and had a sale. I remember poking around that store and my wife just mentioned that she still has a cross stitch kit that she got there. I guess you could write a book about Woolworth and the family experience.

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  3. Great memories of Woolworth's. When I was going to university in Montreal loved having their cheap fried chicken for lunch!
    No more Woolworth's up here now. do believe I saw a few when we were in Australia.

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  4. Thanks for the shot of nostalgia. I grew up in a time when every town and city in the country had a Woolworths. They were great places for kids to get a coke or sandwich and check out all the interesting merchandise. Those were the days, my friend, those were the days!

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  5. Now that name looks very familiar to me Tanya. Woolworths is a big supermarket chain in Australia. I didn't realise they were overseas too. Or maybe it's something different there?

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  6. I guess THE Woolworth does sound more like an apartment development. It may be very cool to live in an old Woolworths. Perhaps people would be awakened at night with the sound of ghost cash registers. This must be rare, usually even the signs are gone. I guess the Dollar Stores are the new Five & Tens now.

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  7. We used to have a good Woolworth's store in town but it has since been taken over by a bargain chainstore.
    The building here looks great so it will be interesting to see what happens.

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  8. I don't recall if Woolworth was up here.

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  9. Woolworth stores were the center of kids world many decades past, but now all gone. Love the red color on the sign.

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  10. Many years ago I shopped at Woolworths and loved it!

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  11. Beautiful building!

    I remember the time, as the inner German border were opened, we made a foot-march to the next town on the other side (in the "Golden West"), there were no bus, no train, not fortified road in the nomansland... and we came to the little town with light and glitter and al that and the first store, were I was gone in was a (little) Woolworth. Never heard this word before, never seen these shining world (and I had no money something to buy) -

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  12. Yup. There was a Woolworth in my home town, too. There is a Woolworth grocery and department store chain in South Africa today, and it is a rather high end chain.

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