Downtown Greensboro Historic District

Also known as: Downtown Greensboro
Elm, S. Davie, S. Green, and E. and W. Washington Sts., Greensboro, North Carolina


F.W. Woolworth's - South Facade

Site of the famous Greensboro sit-ins during the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s.

Photo taken by Michael Miller in March 2015



Street Views 

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1982
Reference number
Architectural style
Mixed architectural types
Areas of significance
Commerce; Transportation; Architecture; Performing Arts
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Department store; Specialty store
Current functions
Department store; Specialty store
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
ca. 1885; 1930
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 108
Non-contributing buildings: 11

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2016: New photos from Jim Allen
  • March 13, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • March 11, 2015: New photo from Michael Miller
  • March 10, 2015: New photos from Michael Miller

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