Winston-Salem's Historic West End

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Arcadia Publishing, 2004 - History - 128 pages
From its beginnings as a regional spa resort and an exclusive community of wealthy tobacco and textile families, Winston-Salem's West End has become an island of calm in the midst of a bustling Southern city of 200,000 residents. Built around one of the first electric streetcar lines in the country, the West End boasted "Millionaires' Row," where the Reynolds and Hanes families kept homes bought with manufacturing fortunes. When urban re-design and the aging of the neighborhood in the 1960s threatened the West End's streetscape, local residents and friends stepped in to preserve its beauty.
 

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Author J. Eric Elliott is a history and design consultant who resides in the West End neighborhood. A past president of the area's neighborhood association, he was a Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and a doctoral candidate in the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania. Elliott maintains a website about the West End at www.w-sfrontporch.com for those wanting current information about the community.

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