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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

African-American West End Area

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
1. African-American West End Area Marker
Inscription.  The neighborhood formerly located on the site of the baseball stadium was a noteworthy African-American area. It was established on land originally owned by Nathaniel T. Watkins, a local merchant. By the early 1900s, the area functioned as part of the West End and was home to a growing number of working-class families. The men of the neighborhood worked primarily in the city's many factories, while women found domestic work nearby. Construction of Interstate 40 and Peters Creek Parkway eliminated some houses and severed the community from adjacent areas, contributing to its decline in the latter years of the 20th century. Former residents fondly remember the once-thriving neighborhood as one possessing a strong sense of kinship and cooperation.
 
Erected 2011 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 36° 5.48′ N, 80° 15.39′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker
African-American West End Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
2. African-American West End Area Marker
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is on Peters Creek Pkwy. just south of Park Circle SW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Zinzendorf (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem Waterworks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert B. Glenn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem Cotton Manufacturing Company and Arista Cotton Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shamrock Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Consolidation of Winston and Salem (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Salem Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Salem Town Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
African-American West End Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
3. African-American West End Area Marker
African-American West End Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
4. African-American West End Area Marker
African-American West End Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
5. African-American West End Area Marker
Ballpark behind is home to the Winston-Salem Dash!
African-American West End Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 2, 2012
6. African-American West End Area Marker
Ballpark behind is home to the Winston-Salem Dash!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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