Dine with ease.

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?


  1. Looks like it was at 1001 US 301 S [old numbering], somewhere between Lincoln Street and the NSRR overpass.

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