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

Downtown North Historic District

 
 
Downtown North Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
1. Downtown North Historic District Marker
Inscription. The Downtown North Historic District is an area of commercial buildings that developed during the early part of the 20th century. Located north of Winston-Salem's central business district, the district served as the working person's downtown, where farmers came to sell their tobacco and other products. The area tells the story of commercial enterprises that supported the everyday lives of tobacco farmers and workers. Downtown North provided goods needed by the working-class tobacco populace, such as feed and seed stores, hardware stores, groceries, small clothing shops, welding and machinery shops, and automobile service garages. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
 
Erected 2007 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 6.075′ N, 80° 14.77′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Trade Street and West 6th Street, on the right on Trade Street. Touch 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. Safe Bus Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Symbol of Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); O'Hanlon's Office Building
Downtown North Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
2. Downtown North Historic District Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pythian Hall (approx. mile away); The Forsyth County Men (approx. mile away); Lloyd Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on January 26, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Marker Program page (PDF). (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Downtown North Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
3. Downtown North Historic District Marker
looking south on Trade, marker in foreground on left
Downtown North Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
4. Downtown North Historic District Marker
looking north on Trade, toward the marker across the street in the distant left of the frame
Downtown North Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
5. Downtown North Historic District Marker
Downtown North Historic District Marker and Trade Street honorary marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
6. Downtown North Historic District Marker and Trade Street honorary marker
Downtown North Historic District Marker visible across street. Trade Street marker in foreground reads: Trade Street The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission honors Trade Street for its place in Winston-Salem's past, present, and future. They honor the collective efforts of individuals, artists and businesses whose hard work, patronage and creativity have made the Downtown Arts District what it is today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 26, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   6. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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