Woolworth building

11:08pm

Tue November 19, 2013
The Upstate Economy

Work begins soon to bring Watertown landmark back to life

An old doorway tells the Woolworth building's history.
Joanna Richards

The state of Watertown's historic Woolworth building tells you a lot about the health of the city. And for years, the message hasn't been good. But the vacant eyesore is on track to re-emerge as evidence of the downtown's steady improvement.   

If you put a nose to the building's front window, you can see the story of decline. A big vault door surrounded by moldy clothing shows how a grand bank lobby gave way to a junk shop. And even that business is long gone. Water drips from the ceiling, pooling onto a mess of old merchandise on the floor.

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8:01am

Mon January 23, 2012
Regional Coverage

Watertown officials hopeful for redevelopment of the Woolworth building

Woolworth Building in Watertown
Joanna Richards

Watertown officials have been excited about the possibility of a redevelopment project for the Woolworth building downtown for several years.

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