Franklin Street: Then and Now A look at how the landmark has changed over the years. Modern-day photos by Chris Conway. Historial photos compiled from Wilson Library's North Carolina Photo Collection. 1892 West view of Franklin St. 1904 University Inn located at present site of Graham Memorial. 1915 View of 100 block of East Franklin looking toward Methodist church. 1948 The Beat Duke parade on Franklin St. 1950s The old Carolina Theater, which is now the Varsity.