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Belews Street Neighborhood

 
 
Belews Street Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
1. Belews Street Neighborhood Marker
Inscription. The Belews Street neighborhood developed ca. 1900 and largely stood where present-day U.S. 52 and Business 40 intersect. By the early 1940s, the mixed-race neighborhood became one of predominantly working-class African-Americans, many of whom were employees of the local tobacco industry. In addition to single-family houses, the neighborhood included apartments, churches, and schools, as well as grocery stores, service stations, restaurants, and dry cleaners. Former residents remember a strong cooperative spirit in the neighborhood where everyone was considered family. People began leaving the Belews Street neighborhood in 1958 as land was acquired and cleared for the construction of U.S. 52.
 
Erected 2014 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 5.906′ N, 80° 14.234′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street East and Research Parkway, on the right when traveling east on 3rd Street East. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R.J.R. Labor Strikes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Henry Black Memorial
Belews Street Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
2. Belews Street Neighborhood Marker
(approx. mile away); Depot Street Graded School Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winston-Salem Rotary Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richard Joshua Reynolds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas J. Wilson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First House Erected in Winston (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
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Belews Street Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
3. Belews Street Neighborhood Marker
Belews Street Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
4. Belews Street Neighborhood Marker
Belews Street Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 15, 2016
5. Belews Street Neighborhood Marker
1917 Sanborn Map image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, November 19, 2016
6. 1917 Sanborn Map
Red crosshairs indicate approximate location of current I-40/US-52 interchange.
I imagine the Belews Belews Street Neighborhood also extended some blocks east.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016.
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