In its heyday, the Goler-Depot Street neighborhood was the center of cultural life, spiritual growth and economic development in the black community of Winston-Salem.
In the images above, each dark shape represents a building. The smallest shapes are individual homes; the largest, factories and other industrial buildings.
The image on the right, based on data from 1907, illustrates how the Goler area was closely tied to its surrounding neighborhoods by interconnected streets lined with many different types of buildings.
The image on the left shows that the area today is dominated by large factories and other single-use buildings, vast parking lots and precious little housing.