African-American West End Area

African-American West End Area (HMZ78)

Location: Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Forsyth County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 5.48', W 80° 15.39'

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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.
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HM NumberHMZ78
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByWinston-Salem Historic Marker Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 566933 N 3994334
Decimal Degrees36.09133333, -80.25650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 5.48', W 80° 15.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 5' 28.80" N, 80° 15' 23.40" W
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Area Code(s)336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem NC 27101, US
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