The above photo is a particularly good view of Greensboro's iconic Jefferson Standard/ Pilot/ Lincoln Financial buildings. From this Greene Street vantage point, you can see the original building to the right, built in 1923. It was known as the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company building. The newer Jefferson Pilot building, built in 1990, can be seen on the left.* Together, they represent a lot of history and financial activity for Greensboro. On top of the building to the left is the time and temperature sign. It is lighted with light bulbs. The sign was broken for years, but was repaired due to the public's demand. The working time and temperature piece seems to instil confidence in the residents.
ABC Wednesday seems to roll around around extra early on Monday-holiday weeks. Today's letter is T and we're sharing the JP building because everyone in Greensboro looks to it for time and temperature. See our previous ABC Alphabet Soup entries, here. This photo was taken yesterday at, you guessed it, 5:22. By the way, the temperature was 77 degrees.
*read the very interesting history of the building, here.