Forgotten Landmark-Ward Nicholson Corner Store, Greenville (AL)

Ward Nicholson Store Parmer Street and Harrison Street Greenville AL (Photo from Google Maps Streetview 2012)

Located along the most prestigious street within the Methodist Hill African-American residential neighborhood, this store, built in 1885, reflects a general pattern of locating African-American businesses in an area which afforded access to a large number of potential customers. The stabilization of this business establishment and its success during the early 20th century is indicative of the local racial patterns which created and shaped a separate social and economic environment for African-Americans.[i]

[i] Multiple Resources of Greenville, Alabama; National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form; Shirley Quails, Michael Bailey, and Tom Dolan; July 18th, 1986.

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