Wilson Daily Times, 27 March 1947.
Ola and Georgia Dupree‘s Silver Boot Grill may have been the first fancy restaurant catering to African-Americans in Wilson. After a couple of years, it began to offer pull-up service to white customers.
Can anyone pinpoint for me the exact location of the Silver Boot?
1105 Atlantic Ave 301-A South, now 1105 Atlantic St E Wilson 27893 https://archive.org/stream/hillswilsonwilso13hill/hillswilsonwilso13hill_djvu.txt
1105 Atlantic St was the Duprees’ home address. Another reader pinpointed the restaurant’s address, though. Stay tuned!
Looks like it was at 1001 US 301 S [old numbering], somewhere between Lincoln Street and the NSRR overpass.