F.W. Woolworth Co.

This empty storefront is a blast from the past - Woolworth's left the USA when I was a kid.


UPDATE: the storefront is occupied and all woolworth signage is gone. =(

  • Scuzzi PRO 10y

    wow, i remember the woolworth's stores. i used to love going in there as a kid.
  • Jennifer Woodard Maderazo 10y

    oh, this is kind of sad. there´s still a sign for woolworth in the powell BART sation :(
  • Eric Hunt PRO 9y

    I'll have to get a new photo, but the store was leased and all exterior signage referring to Woolworth is gone. Glad I got a few shots before that happened!
  • Judy Hitzeman PRO 8y

    Eric, you must be pretty young; there was a Woolworth's on Clement up until....gosh I don't remember! Within 10 years ago.

    When I was a kid ('50s - '60s) there was a Woolworth's at Clay and Polk. My dentist was across the street and I would stare at the Woolworth's sign while he worked on my teeth. Mom would take my sister and me over there to look around sometimes. I think we bought goldfish there once. The wooden floors were very creaky. I loved the place, and the antiquity of it. That was a great Woolworth's; I liked it better than the big one downtown.
  • Eric Hunt PRO 8y

    I grew up in Alabama - all the Woolworth's left Alabama before I turned 10 and I'm 35. We used to shop at one of the ones that closed.
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Taken on October 23, 2005
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