East Nash Street as viewed from First Baptist.

This 1984 photograph, taken near the intersection of East Nash and Pender Streets, shows the 500 block of East Nash Street before it was decimated by building demolition. I have identified the locations of some of the historic businesses on the block. Of the buildings pinpointed, only Jackson Chapel and the S.P. Artis and William’s Barbershop buildings remain standing.

View, First Baptist Church, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina,” State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.

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