On April 24, 1913, the Woolworth Building opened in New York City. Frank W. Woolworth worked at the Augsbury and Moore dry goods store in Watertown, and obtained credit from his former boss, William Moore, along with some savings, to buy merchandise and open the “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” in Utica on Feb.22, 1879. The store failed and closed in May 1879. After Woolworth paid back William Moore, he made a second attempt, and opened his “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” on June 21, 1879, in Lancaster, Pa. It proved a success and Woolworth went on to include hundreds of stores under his name. Wikimedia

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