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F.W. Woolworth: 1940

F.W. Woolworth: 1940

May 1940. "Woolworth Company, Indianapolis, Indiana." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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This beautiful Art Deco building is still standing, as is the one to the right of it. I was admiring the Shorpy version of the building and, when I saw on Street View it is now Buffalo Wild Wings, realized I've been inside it!

Calling Dr. Freud

Now there is a building with an inferiority complex!

A Rose Between Two Thorns

I don't know what style of architecture that is, but I sure do like it! Those sleek lines and shiny facade just make you want to go in and shop for some moth balls and shaving cream, then wind up at the lunch counter for a burger!

[This is Art Deco style. - tterrace]

Thanks! I thought it was. It looks like what the future should have been!

I grew up on the far

I grew up on the far eastside of Indpls and remember the day the Grant building was on fire. I came home from school and it was all over the news, I was young and got the impression the whole downtown was on fire.


The Woolworth facade is like the crisp dollar bill you find in the middle of the worn and well circulated dollar bills in your wallet.

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