Category: Then & Now

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Then & Now: West First Street

       Several things have changed in downtown Winston-Salem since these photos were made in 1965.  The photos were taken looking east on West First Street. The large buildings in the distance at...

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April 15, 2015: The Changing Look of Stratford Road

Stratford Road continually changes its look as businesses come and go.  The latest construction project involves the former Hanes Knitting Company location at 700 S. Stratford Road. The Hanes Knitting Company building was demolished,...

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Then and Now: West Fourth and Cherry Street

It’s hard to imagine houses and fences in the downtown area of Winston-Salem.  There were many homes located on downtown streets that in recent years have only seen business tenants. Wyatt Bowman (1820-1882) built...

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Then and Now: The Cricket’s Nest

     The one-room, 53 year-old wooden building was originally the Jones Cash Store on Peace Haven Road.  Renamed “The Country Store,” repurposed as an antique and craft shop, and relocated to Country Club...