New York’s Woolworth Building and the Five-and-Dime Store Legacy

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021 at 4:00pm to Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 at 3:38am

  413-637-3206

Historian and licensed guide (board member of the Guides Assn. of NYC) Bob Gelber will give a virtual tour of “New York’s Woolworth Building & the Five-and-Dime Store Legacy.”  It was built to represent Frank W. Woolworth’s success and wealth from creating the first five-and-dime stores in America and then worldwide.  Gelber will discuss an overview of Woolworth and his bargain stores, why the building’s design was ahead of its time in 1913, a virtual look at the unique architectural details from its terracotta façade to its ornate lobby that has a sculpture of Woolworth counting nickels, also rare photos of off-limit areas. Cost $20, available on Zoom only. To order visit https://ventfort06292021.eventbrite.com