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  Frank Woolworth Summary
Frank Winfield Woolworth (1852-1919), American merchant, was a pioneer in retailing methods.
Woolworth liked the idea, so he borrowed $300 to open a store where all items were priced at five cents.
Woolworth died in April 1919 at the age of 66.
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  Frank Woolworth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Woolworth liked the idea, so he borrowed $300 to open a store where all items were priced at five cents.
In 1911, the F.W. Woolworth Company was incorporated, uniting 586 stores founded by the Woolworth brothers and others.
Woolworth died in April 1919 at the age of 66.
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 F.W. Woolworth Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The company was founded in 1911 by Frank Woolworth and Charles Woolworth by the merger of six chains of five-and-ten-cent stores.
F.W. Woolworth was among the first five-and-ten-cent stores, which sold discounted general merchandise at fixed prices, usually five or ten cents, undercutting the prices of local merchants.
On July 17, 1997, the transition was completed as Woolworth closed the remaining 400 of its F.W. Woolworth five-and-ten-cent stores, and changed its name to Venator, to focus on its sportswear.
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 Frank W Woolworth
Frank Winfield Woolworth was born in Rodman NY, Jefferson County on April 13 1852.
The modest farm house where Frank was born and lived for 7 yrs is situated off Zoar Rd, on a little dead end road amidst the rolling landscape of Rutland Hills in the town of Rodman NY.
Frank spent most of his boyhood days and youth on the Champion farm of his parents only a few yards south of the Great Bend Methodist church which the Woolworth family attended.
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 Frank Woolworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Frank Winfield Woolworth (April 13 1852 - August 8 1919) was an American merchant.
Born in Rodman, New York, he was the founder of F.W. Woolworth Company, an operator of discount stores that priced merchandise at five and ten cent s.
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 Frank Woolworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Frank Winfield Woolworth (April 13 1852-August 8 1919) was an American merchant.
Born in Rodman, New York, he was the founder of F.W. Woolworth Company, an operator of discount stores that priced merchandise and five and ten centss.
The second store was successful, and Woolworth and his brother, Charles S. Woolworth, opened a large number of five-and-ten-cent stores.
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 The Woolworths Virtual Museum: a short biography of Frank W. Woolworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Frank Woolworth was born in Rodman, New York, in 1852.
Frank was destined for a life of hard work on the farm, and one day he would share the farm with his younger brother Charles Sumner, who was affectionately known as "Sum".
Frank Woolworth also built a partnership with a number of "friendly rival" companies, which operated entirely independently but were supplied with some or all of their range wholesale.
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 Frank W Woolworth
Frank Winfield Woolworth was born in Rodman NY, Jefferson County on April 13 1852.
The modest farm house where Frank was born and lived for 7 yrs is situated off Zoar Rd, on a little dead end road amidst the rolling landscape of Rutland Hills in the town of Rodman NY.
Frank spent most of his boyhood days and youth on the Champion farm of his parents only a few yards south of the Great Bend Methodist church which the Woolworth family attended.
watertown-ny.gov /history/woolworth.html   (829 words)

  
 F.W. Woolworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Woolworth Walk Art gallery and emporium located in the Woolworth building in the historic district.
Woolworth Österreich Angebote aus den Bereichen Bekleidung, Haushaltswaren, Spielwaren, Kosmetik und Hygiene sowie Unterhaltungselektronik.
Delaware History Museum Located in a renovated art-deco Woolworth store, features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of everyday life.
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 MSN Encarta - Woolworth
Woolworth, Frank Winfield (1852-1919), American merchant, born in Rodman, New York.
Thereafter Woolworth opened similar stores throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries, increasing the variety of his goods and offering many articles previously available only at higher prices.
The Woolworth Building on lower Broadway in New York City, built to house the executive offices of the firm, was designed by the American architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1913; it was then the tallest building in the world.
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 Encyclopedia: Frank Woolworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Woolworth Building The 60-story Woolworth Building is one of the oldest – and one of the most famous – skyscrapers in New York City.
Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture.
Barbara Hutton, born November 14, 1912 in New York City, United States – died May 11, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, was a wealthy American socialite dubbed by the media as the Poor Little Rich Girl because of her troubled life.
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 New York Architecture Images- THE WOOLWORTH BUILDING
Woolworth wanted his building to become the tallest in New York, and in the world, which meant that it needed to rise more than 700 feet– the height of the Metropolitan Life Tower.
Woolworth financed the skyscraper in cash, which was unusual for a project of this size and cost, and he noted that the tower would be a valuable generator of publicity for the company.
The Woolworth Building is indeed worthy of the title "cathedral of commerce." It is not only a monument to the Woolworth empire, but also to the guilded age of New York City commerce and architecture.
www.nyc-architecture.com /SCC/SCC019.htm   (1224 words)

  
 Daniel's Manhattan Architecture - Woolworth Building
The Woolworth Building was commissioned in 1910 by Frank W. Woolworth, the head of a multi-million dollar chain of five-and-ten-cent stores.
This was to be the headquarters of his vast empire, and as such, Woolworth wanted to the building to reflect not only the company's success, but the success of twentieth-century commerce as well.
The Woolworth Building is indeed worthy of the title "cathedral of commerce." It is not only a monument to the Woolworth empire, but also to the guilded age of New York City commerce and architecture.
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 Frank Woolworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Woolworth liked the idea, so he borrowed $300 toopen a store where all items were priced at five cents.
Woolworth's first five-cent store, established in Utica, NewYork on February 22, 1879, failedwithin weeks.
In 1913, Woolworth built the Woolworth Building in New York City at a cost of$13.5 million in cash.
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 Frank Woolworth -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Frank Winfield Woolworth (April 13 1852 – April 8 1919) was an American (A businessperson engaged in retail trade) merchant.
Woolworth's first five-cent store, established in (Click link for more info and facts about Utica, New York) Utica, New York on February 22, 1879, failed within weeks.
The second store was successful, and Woolworth and his brother, Charles Sumner Woolworth, opened a large number of (Click link for more info and facts about five-and-ten-cent store) five-and-ten-cent stores.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/frank_woolworth.htm   (413 words)

  
 Frank W. Woolworth, pioneer of the five and dime stores
Frank Woolworth was born in 1852 in the state of New York.
Frank soon needed to buy more items in quantity, and a chain of stores would allow him to do that.
Frank W. Woolworth died in April, 1919, at the age of sixty-six, having lived the American dream.
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 The Woolworths Virtual Museum : big changes on the death of Frank Woolworth in 1919   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Frank always said in his letters to managers that the best shop to have next door to his dime store was another dime store - because that way his quality and value would shine through.
The untimely and unexpected death of Frank Woolworth left a vacuum at the top of the mighty F. Woolworth Co. His brother, Charles Sumner Woolworth, would not accept the presidency, but each of the surviving pioneers - Fred M. Kirby, Earle P. Charlton was a Vice-President.
Woolworth has been appointed to that office, his duties being to preside as Chairman for Board of Directors Meetings and to act in an advisory capacity to the President.
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 Business News
Woolworth himself was something of a control freak, said Loose, who has studied the history of the man and his company.
But Woolworth was also a marvelous promoter who had a knack for deciphering the psyche of the customer: He placed toys at the front of the store, in visible sight of all the kids who were coming in with their parents.
Woolworth closed the Greensboro store three years ago, but the counter is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
www.insidecowboys.com /biz97/wool071897.html   (1095 words)

  
 Woolworth Building, New York City
Frank Winfield Woolworth, the owner of the '5 and dime' Woolworth retail chain admired the gothic buildings in Europe, in particular the Houses of Parliament in London.
Woolworth's private office was modeled and furnished after Napoleon's Palace in Compiègne.
One of them is a sculpture of Cass Gilbert, holding a model of the Woolworth building, and another one features Frank Woolworth paying for his building in coins.
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 Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Woolworth Building is unusual among skyscrapers for having been financed in cash.
When the Venator Group (formerly the Woolworth Corporation) announced on June 23, 1998 that it would sell the tower to the Witkoff Group for $155 million, the building changed hands for the first time in its 85 year history.
Woolworth counting his dimes and of Gilbert cradling a model of the building.
www.skyscraper.org /EXHIBITIONS/FAVORITES/fav_woolworth.htm   (301 words)

  
 Frank Winfield Woolworth
This page is dedicated to all who are interested in who was F. Woolworth and how he started his store.
History of Frank W. Woolworth--with photo of Frank and his childhood home
This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without my consent.
www.thewoolworths.com /FWWoolworth.html   (101 words)

  
 Woolworth United Methodist Church
Woolworth Memorial United Methodist Church, Great Bend, New York was a gift to the village from Frank W. Woolworth of five and ten cent store fame.
Woolworth, his wife and daughters were present along with many of his friends from New York City.
The present pastor at the Woolworth Memorial United Methodist Church is Pastor Joyce Woodcock.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Frank describes the Detroit Woolworth's Strike of 1937 (begun 16 days after the Flint Sitdown Strike ended), in which 108 "working girls," many younger than 18, brought the Wal-Mart of its time to its knees in just seven days, sparking a wave of successful strikes and unionization in department stores across the nation.
Living and working in the time of the 1930's labor movement, the Woolworth workers and their decisions to organize a strike were influenced by the media's communication of successful strikes in the surrounding Michigan area and by the uprising of labor unions all over the country.
The Woolworth department store worker's struggles for their rights as employees are similar to the Wal-Mart workforce's present day effort to receive higher wages, overtime pay, healthcare, and improved work conditions.
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 Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fronting prominently on City Hall Park, the headquarters of the Woolworth Corporation was built as a monument to the success of Frank Woolworth, the founder of a commercial empire built on five-and-dime stores.
Completed prior to the 1916 Zoning Regulation, the Woolworth building occupies the full surface of its city lot, and its tower is not set back from the street line.
Clad in ivory terracotta panels modelled and decorated in the late 15th century Flamboyant Gothic manner (Woolworth's favored style), this building is the embodiment of a "Cathedral of Commerce" (as it was called by Reverand S. Parkes Cadman).
www.nyu.edu /classes/finearts/nyc/cityhall/woolworth.html   (200 words)

  
 JA U.S. Business Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At the age of 21, Frank Woolworth became an unpaid apprentice at the Corner Store in Watertown, New York.
Five years later the storeowner asked Woolworth to set out a table of 5-cent items as a promotion to bring people into the store.
Woolworth sold 31% of his stock on the first day.
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 Woolworth Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Woolworth Building was commissioned in 1910 by Frank W. Woolworth, the head of amulti-million dollar chain of five-and-ten-cent stores.
This building had to be a true "cathedral of commerce." The main tower, at the front and center of the building, rises with only three minor setbacks, capped by a pyramidal roof.
Sadly, Woolworth's mid-1997 declaration of bankruptcy means that the building will most certainly will be put up for sale.
www.sinc.sunysb.edu /Stu/apalm/woolworth.html   (271 words)

  
 Woolworth, Frank Winfield on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1911 the F. Woolworth Company was incorporated with ownership of over 1,000 five-and-tens, and he became director of various financial firms.
(The last Woolworth stores were closed in 1998.) Woolworth had the Woolworth Building erected in New York City in 1913, the highest building in the world (792 ft/241.4 m) at that time.
Winfield; In troubled house of Woolworth, was the family accursed?(BOOKS)
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 Marketplace for July 17, 1997
Raymond: "Frank Woolworth decided he'd add some pricier ten cent items to the mix at what was then his ‘great five cent store.' He probably didn't mean to, but he also kicked off a whole new era in retailing, creating the first five and dime.
A big hit, it grew into a national institution, and the Woolworth's chain, became probably the only place where you could buy a tie for your father on Father's Day, your little sister's hair barrettes, and a grilled cheese sandwich in one trip to the store.
Woolworth was selling 90 million pounds of candy.
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