Dr. I. B. Bright today let the contract to R. I. Humphries for the erection of a handsome building in his vacant lot adjoining the Adeline Building on Howard Street. The new building will contain two stores 20 x 100 each, with eighteen offices on the second story. It will be one of the handsomest structures in Greenwood.
The building will cost approximately $25,000.
From The Greenwood Daily Commonwealth, April 19, 1922
Woolworth's Five and Ten Cent Stores has leased the new building now under construction by Dr. I. B. Bright and will open as soon as practicable in this city. The location of a Woolworth store in Greenwood is hailed by many as a mark of recognition of the city as a business point, as this organization is popularly regarded as selecting only the best business centers in the country in which to locate their stores.
From The Greenwood Daily Commonwealth, October 5, 1922
The opening of the Woolworth Five and Ten Cent Store in this city is announced for Friday, January 20th. Woolworth's will occupy the lower floor of the new Bright Building on Howard Street, which has been leased for a period of fifteen years.
The coming of Woolworth's to Greenwood is regarded as an indication of progress and gratification of the manner in which this city is regarded as a trade center for the Delta.
From The Commonwealth, January 17, 1923
Work, which began two months ago on the warehouse of the F. W. Woolworth Company, is now nearing completion, and within another 10 days, their large and attractive storehouse will be ready to be filled with merchandise.
The building is being constructed by workmen from the St. Louis offices of Woolworth, and consequently will be made exactly to specifications to fit local needs. The workmen travel from place to place doing construction work for their company, and have become so expert at building warehouses, that the Greenwood building is sure to be a first class structure. The warehouse stands about 10 feet in the rear of the Woolworth store, and is connected with the main building by a heavy platform. Just as soon as the building is ready for occupancy, all stock stored in the store will be transferred to the warehouse. This will allow about 100 per cent more space in the store than is now available, as the stock room occupies about the half of the present building.
According to Mr. R. L. Parr, local manager, the store, when enlarged and straightened out, will be one of the largest operated by Woolworth in a city the size of Greenwood. He explained that the quarters had been cramped for several years and this warehouse will relieve the crowded conditions and allow room for more merchandise to be displayed and space for counters. Then, too, the office will be enlarged.
The size of the warehouse will be 25x50 feet. It will be a concrete and brick structure.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, September 19, 1927