It is no secret that buildings are an integral part of our history and that is why projects like the Winston-Salem Union Station restoration are so important.
In the 1920s, Winston-Salem was one of the largest cities in the state of North Carolina. During this time, tobacco was more popular than ever and Winston-Salem needed a building like this one to bring in traffic. It was a building of charm, grand spaces and convenience for people during this time. When people entered the station, they felt that they had just entered a cosmopolitan city.
In these types of restoration projects, it is critical to not replace windows unless it is truly necessary. In this case, they kept the metal windows that were already there. However, over time a lot of the glass had been damaged.
This video tells the story from the point of view of the glass restoration company.
2017 photo is by Jim Roberts via Wikipedia.