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Cascade Saloon, Then & Now

The Cascade Saloon, far right in the above image, was originally opened around 1896 at 410 South Elm Street, Greensboro, by S.J McCauley

The Cascade Saloon was originally built and opened in 1896 at 408/410 South Elm Street, Greensboro, by S.J McCauley, and operated as a saloon until around 1900 when McCauley relocated to the Hotel Clegg, 366 S. Elm Street. Noted later occupants of the building include Wiley and Ida Weaver, an african american couple who owned and operated an eatery in the building beginning around 1909 even as the Jim Crow laws (1896-1965) were taking root across the South.

The occupants of the building through the years include:

1896
S.J. McCauley (410)
1903-1904
Hague-McCorkle Dry Goods Company (408)
1909-1910
Wiley Weaver (408)
W.F. Clegg Commission Brokerage (410)
1915-1916
Cascade Billiard Parlor (408)
Central Cafe (410)
1920
Central Cafe (408/410)
1925
Atlanta Weinie Stand/Cascade Pool Parlor (410)
1935
Gate City Produce (410)
1945
Chris Kypris Restaurant (408)
George Hill (grocer) (410)
1950
Central Cafe (408)
1955
Roberts Antique Shop (408)
Gate City Produce (410)
1960
Baker Furniture Co. (408)
1970
Overton Furniture Co. (408)
Security Moving & Storage (410)
1975
Bowman Chapel Bargain Center (408)
A-1 Salvage Sales (410)

The Cascade Saloon was recognized in in 1982 as a contributing building within the Downtown Greensboro Historic District.

Historical images taken from UNCG Digital Collections. Items held by the Greensboro History Museum and the UNCG University Libraries.