Meyer's Store was located at 200 South Elm Street at the corner of February 1 Place. The above photo shows what remains of the most recent tenant at the site; as well as construction in progress. At present, it is being transformed into something new.
Meyer's Department Store began as a general store in 1904 and opened as a 5-story department store in 1924. The architect for the store, in the above location, was Guilford County's own Harry Barton (reference, here). The store has large, street level windows, allowing shoppers to see and be tempted by their beautiful goods. This street-level floor featured silks, linens, gloves, lace, stationery, leather goods, silverware, and jewelry (reference). This latter reference, Preservation Greensboro, has a great article on the store, if you are interested in Greensboro's history.
Below, you see a plaque to William Dowd Meyer "to commemorate the opening of the greater Meyer's Store and as a pledge of continued fidelity loyalty and co-operation". What a nice remembrance from the co-workers, and still found on the northeast corner of the building. We're interested in following the construction and hoping that the building will retain its original glory. It has been several decades since Meyer's Department Store has been in the building. We hope the current tenant is there for a very long time and that they have as vibrant a business as the original tenants.
Happy Monday, dear readers.