The Woolworth Building was designed in 1949, and built in 1950. The F.W. Woolworth Company (with which we are not affiliated) closed all of it's thousands of stores in North America and the building remained vacant until 2003. We then began restoration. Most everything at the building, from its famous red-ribbon sign to the wood floors, have been restored to better-than-new condition. Whenever possible, the original doors, molding, hardware, and other materials have been used.
One of the two new downstairs' lobbies, features the Woolworth Museum, with hundreds of rare Woolworth's items and photos from stores across the country. An antique phone booth with working dial pay-phone, classic “take-your-own-photo” booth, (like those you saw at the Woolworth stores), antique, working vending machines, and other period features, including floors, bathroom tile, light fixtures and more, make this building feel like it did in the 1950’s and 60’s.