McMillan Pazdan Smith
127 Dunbar Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(We are located in the historic Woolworth’s building, circa 1900.)
Two-hour parking is available on the street in front of the office. There is also available parking in the Dunbar Street Parking Garage directly across from the office. We can validate your parking receipt to exit the garage.
The Woolworth’s Building
Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-In, July 27, 1960, courtesy of Spartanburg County Public Libraries’ microfiche collection, Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
Our office moved into the former Woolworth’s Building in 2001. Historically, 127 Dunbar Street is the former location of Woolworth’s, a chain department store and one of the original pioneers of the five-and-dime store (it had frontage on both Main and Dunbar Streets). Look for a plaque on the McMillan Pazdan Smith building that commemorates a historic event in the civil rights movement. The marker recognizes the site of a sit-in protest at the Woolworth’s lunch counter on July 26, 1960, when brave African American youths joined nationwide protests of white-only lunch counters.
To view more historic photos of Spartanburg visit the Library’s archives here.