Once-endangered San Antonio Woolworth’s will be converted into an Alamo museum

An old Woolworth’s discount department store at San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza that played a key role in the city’s civil rights movement will be rehabilitated and converted into a new museum dedicated to the history of the legendary Texas Revolution battle that took place there in 1836.

An early- and mid-20th century staple of literally every American downtown from Asheville, North Carolina, to Zanesville, Ohio, the Alamo Plaza location of the now-defunct five-and-dime chain was one of six San Antonio businesses that peacefully desegregated their respective lunch counters on March 16, 1960. While lunch counters were the site of many sit-ins in segregated cities

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