The club purchased a small collection of books and rented a front room in the new Moragne Building, in the 400 block of Broad Street, for $6 a month. Club members took turns keeping the reading room open for patrons.
I thought to myself "Hey, our church is in the 400 block of Broad Street. And when we took down the old metal facade of the 417 building, it says Moragne on the bricks."
So I e-mailed the author of the story, local historian Mike Goodson, to ask if that was our building. And indeed it was. The book club would have been upstairs. He sent me this picture:
(You can click on the pic to view a larger version)
At the far left is what is currently the Broad Street Basket Company. At the far right is Fambrough's. So those two in the middle? The Vineyard. 419 is the one with the temple look.
Link to the Times article (requires registration, I think, but registration is free)