Franklin Street: Then and Now

Modern-day photos by Chris Conway. Historial photos compiled from Wilson Library’s North Carolina Photo Collection.

1892

West view of Franklin St.

West view of Franklin St.

1904

University Inn located at present site of Graham Memorial.

University Inn located at present site of Graham Memorial.

1915

View of 100 block of East Franklin looking toward Methodist church.

View of 100 block of East Franklin looking toward Methodist church.

1948

The Beat Duke parade on Franklin St.

The Beat Duke parade on Franklin St.

1950s

The old Carolina Theater, which is now the Varsity.

The old Carolina Theater, which is now the Varsity.