Washington Street was the center of Black life in High Point post-Civil War through the end of segregation. It contains one of the most cohesive, intact collection of early- to mid-twentieth century commercial, institutional, ecclesiastical, and residential buildings associated with an African-American community in the state of North Carolina.
Join High Point Historian, Glenn Chavis on a walking tour of Historic Washington Street.
The images, audio, and video in this app are from 2011 and 2022 tours given by Glenn Chavis.
You can begin your tour at the corner of Washington St. and Centennial St.
Head east on Washington St., staying on the north side of the street.
Press play to hear the audio when you arrive at each stop.