Here's what's left of the Woolworth's in Glendale -- a kind of deco-ish (or is it more moderne?) mosaic on the threshold.
Talk to those who remember and they'll tell you about the toy section and the candy counter, the lunch counter (here's a menu from the '50s) and the photo booth, and the way the whole place had that hard to pinpoint but impossible to forget scent of hometown commerce. (Or was it popcorn?)
And here's another reason the Woolworth's lunch counter is famous.