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Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 25, 2017
1. Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building Marker
Inscription. On August 6. 1906, the Winston Industrial Assoc. was established by African—American leaders to provide insurance for African—American tobacco workers. The association merged with Mountain City Mutual Life Ins. Co. in 1915 to become Winston Mutual Life Ins. Co., and by 1969 was the second largest African—American—owned insurance company in the state. Ralph W. Crump designed this modernist building in 1969. The building was a center discussions of social issues and political campaigns. In 1985, Winston Mutual merged with Golden State Mutual Life Ins. Co., who owned the building until 2012.
 
Erected 2016 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 6.035′ N, 80° 13.797′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of East 5th Street and North Laura Wall Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on East 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 E 5th St Winston-Salem, NC 27101, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tobacco Unionism
Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 25, 2017
2. Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building Marker
(about 500 feet away); East Winston Library (about 700 feet away); Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (about 700 feet away); Belews Street Neighborhood (approx. 0.4 miles away); R.J.R. Labor Strikes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Winston-Salem State University (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .  Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program. (Submitted on April 28, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 25, 2017
3. Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building Marker
Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 25, 2017
4. Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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