Turn of the 21st Century

Turn of the 21st Century

These photographs from the year 2000 show some aspects of Mecklenburg County still in place, some no longer in existence, some new projects under construction, and some in their prime. The differences, small or large, tell part of our city and county's story and the enormous growth of this region at the turn of the 21st century.

Click on any of the images or titles below to learn more about a specific photograph. Click on any of the Town / Neighborhood names to bring all the images from one place together. Search for a term like "school," "mill," or "home" to see what we have that mentions the terms you are interested in. The "Quadrant" designation refers to whether a place lies north or south of I-85 and east or west of I-77.


Image Title Quadrantsort descending Town / Neighborhood
Huntersville Police Department Huntersville Police Department Northwest Huntersville / Lake Norman
Rosenwald School Rosenwald School Northwest Huntersville / Lake Norman
Professional Building Professional Building Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Davidson Mill Davidson Mill Northeast Davidson
Cornelius Presbyterian Church Cornelius Presbyterian Church Northeast Cornelius
Cornelius Town Hall Cornelius Town Hall Northeast Cornelius
Community Building Community Building Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Main Street, Davidson Main Street Northeast Davidson
Cornelius Elementary School Cornelius Elementary School Northeast Cornelius
Town Square Town Square Northeast Cornelius
Second-Hand Store Second-Hand Store Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Davidson Post Office Davidson Post Office Northeast Davidson
Legette Blythe Elementary School Legette Blythe Elementary School Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Cornelius Mill Cornelius Mill Northeast Cornelius
Main Street, Huntersville Main Street, Huntersville Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Main Street, Davidson Main Street Northeast Davidson
Legette Blythe Elementary School Legette Blythe Elementary School Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Main Street, Huntersville Main Street, Huntersville Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Davidson Elementary School Davidson Elementary School Northeast Davidson
J. M. Alexander Middle School J. M. Alexander Middle School Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
American Legion, #321 American Legion, #321 Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Davidson Green Davidson Green Northeast Davidson
North Mecklenburg High School North Mecklenburg High School Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Old Mill in Huntersville, NC Old Mill Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Main Street, Davidson Main Street Northeast Davidson
Huntersville Elementary School Huntersville Elementary School Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Huntersville Volunteer Fire Department Huntersville Volunteer Fire Department Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Main Street, Davidson Main Street Northeast Davidson
Confederate Monument, Cornelius, NC Northeast Cornelius
Davidson Town Hall Davidson Town Hall Northeast Davidson
Huntersville Town Hall Huntersville Town Hall Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Old House near Cornelius, NC Old House near Cornelius, NC Northeast Cornelius
Main Street, Davidson Main Street Northeast Davidson
Old Apartment Building, Huntersville, NC Apartment Building Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Park and Pond, Davidson, NC Park and Pond Northeast Davidson
School Building School Building Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
American Legion Park, Cornelius, NC American Legion Park Northeast Cornelius
Main Street, Davidson Main Street Northeast Davidson
Huntersville Volunteer Fire Department Huntersville Volunteer Fire Department Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
School Building School Building Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
American Legion Cornelius Post 86 American Legion Northeast Cornelius
American Legion Park, Cornelius, NC American Legion Park Northeast Cornelius
School Building School Building Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Cornelius Branch Library Cornelius Branch Library Northeast Cornelius
Converted Church Converted Church Northeast Cornelius
Davidson Home Davidson Home Northeast Davidson
School Building School Building Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
First Baptist Church, Cornelius, NC First Baptist Church Northeast Cornelius
Main Street, Cornelius Main Street Northeast Cornelius
102 Old Statesville Road 102 Old Statesville Road Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Financial Aid Building Financial Aid Building Northeast Davidson
Old House in Cornelius, NC Old House in Cornelius, NC Northeast Cornelius
Main Street, Cornelius Main Street Northeast Cornelius
Arches-Human Spirit Arches-Human Spirit Northeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Family Cleaners Family Cleaners Northeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
President's House President's House Northeast Davidson
Artistic Hair Design Artistic Hair Design Northeast Cornelius
Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Fire Department Northeast Cornelius
Camp Greene Camp Greene Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
World War I Monument World War I Monument Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Wilkinson Boulevard Wilkinson Boulevard Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Morris Field Mess Hall World War II Mess Hall Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Fire Department Southwest Steele Creek
Morris Field Chapel Morris Field Chapel Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Steele Creek Athletic Complex Steele Creek Athletic Complex Southwest Steele Creek
Morris Field Barracks Morris Field Barracks Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Steele Creek Homes Steele Creek Homes Southwest Steele Creek
Cone Mill Cone Mill Southwest Pineville
Byrum's General Store Byrum's General Store Southwest Steele Creek
Steele Creek Community Center Steele Creek Community Center Southwest Steele Creek
Steele Creek Fire Station Steele Creek Fire Station Southwest Steele Creek
Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Southwest Steele Creek
Carowinds Carowinds Southwest Steele Creek
Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Morris Field Chapel Morris Field Chapel Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Carowinds Carowinds Southwest Steele Creek
Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Morris Field Barracks Morris Field Barracks Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Highway 51 Highway 51 Southwest Steele Creek
Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Berryhill Baptist Church Berryhill Baptist Church Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Flea Market Flea Market Southwest Steele Creek
Boulevard Homes Boulevard Homes Southwest Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Main Street, Pineville Main Street Southeast Pineville
Lawyer's Road Lawyer's Road Southeast Mint Hill
Lawyers Road Lawyers Road Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
Earle Village Earle Village Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Radcliffe Flowers Radcliffe Flowers Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Uptown Home Uptown Home Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Belk's and Dillard's Belk's and Dillard's Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
South Providence Post Office South Providence Post Office Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Main Street, Pineville Main Street Southeast Pineville
Ballantyne Country Club Ballantyne Country Club Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
/sites/default/files/21st_centery/MPR018.jpg Matthews Market Southeast Matthews
Carolina Volunteer Fire Department Carolina Volunteer Fire Department Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Downtown Charlotte Charlotte Convention Center Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Downtown Charlotte BB&T Building Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Pineville Police Department Pineville Police Department Southeast Pineville
Town Hall Town Hall Southeast Mint Hill
Mint Hill Post Office Mint Hill Post Office Southeast Mint Hill
First Ward First Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Radcliffe Flowers Radcliffe Flowers Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Seventh Day Adventist Church Seventh Day Adventist Church Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Specialty Shops Specialty Shops Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Charlotte Golf Links Charlotte Golf Links Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Dover Street Dover Street Southeast Pineville
Ballantyne Country Club Ballantyne Country Club Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Butler High School Butler High School Southeast Matthews
Chesterbrook Academy Chesterbrook Academy Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Downtown Charlotte Bank of America Tower Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Church Church Southeast Pineville
Matthews-Mint Hill Road Matthews-Mint Hill Road Southeast Mint Hill
Recreation Center Recreation Center Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
First Ward First Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Housing Project Demolition Housing Project Demolition Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Alexander Street Alexander Street Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Charlotte Country Day School Charlotte Country Day School Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
School Site School Site Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Blankenship Feed and Seed Blankenship Feed and Seed Southeast Pineville
521/Johnston Road 521/Johnston Road Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Idlewild Road Park Idlewild Road Park Southeast Matthews
Farm House Farm House Southeast Mint Hill
Presbyterian Hospital Presbyterian Hospital Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
Downtown Charlotte Hearst Tower Under Construction Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Main Street, Pineville Main Street Southeast Pineville
McEwen Funeral Service McEwen Funeral Service Southeast Mint Hill
Park and Ride Park and Ride Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
First and Second Ward First and Second Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
West Morehead Street Third Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
I-277 I-277 Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Baseball Field Baseball Field Southeast Pineville
SouthPark Mall SouthPark Mall Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Jonesville AME Zion Church Jonesville AME Zion Church Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Main Street, Pineville Main Street Southeast Pineville
521/Johnston Road at Ballantyne Commons Parkway 521/Johnston Road at Ballantyne Commons Parkway Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
SouthEnd Brewery SouthEnd Brewery Southeast Dilworth / South End
Farm House Farm House Southeast Mint Hill
Family Practice Family Practice Southeast Mint Hill
Belk Home at Presbyterian Hospital Belk Home at Presbyterian Hospital Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
Matthews-Mint Hill Road Matthews-Mint Hill Road Southeast Mint Hill
Albemarle Road Post Office Albemarle Road Post Office Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
First and Fourth Wards First and Fourth Wards Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Museum of the New South Museum of the New South Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Pineville Home Pineville Home Southeast Pineville
Carolina Place Mall Carolina Place Mall Southeast Pineville
Moving a House Moving a House Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Pineville Town Hall Pineville Town Hall Southeast Pineville
Stonecrest Shopping Center Stonecrest Shopping Center Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Atherton Mill Atherton Mill Southeast Dilworth / South End
Shopping Center Shopping Center Southeast Mint Hill
Presbyterian Hospital Presbyterian Hospital Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
Mint Hill Baptist Church Mint Hill Baptist Church Southeast Mint Hill
Eastland Mall Eastland Mall Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
First Ward First Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Spirit Square Spirit Square Southeast Downtown /Uptown
American Legion Post - "The Hut" American Legion Post - "The Hut" Southeast Pineville
New Post Office New Post Office Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Arboretum Shopping Center Arboretum Shopping Center Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Pineville Town Hall Pineville Town Hall Southeast Pineville
Rea Road at Parks Farm Lane Rea Road at Parks Farm Lane Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Camden Road Camden Road Southeast Dilworth / South End
Mint Hill home Mint Hill home Southeast Mint Hill
VanLandingham Estate VanLandingham Estate Southeast Central Ave. / Plaza Midwood
Bain Elementary School Bain Elementary School Southeast Mint Hill
Carolina Place Mall Carolina Place Mall Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
First and Fourth Wards First and Fourth Wards Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Matthews Post Office Matthews Post Office Southeast Matthews
Skyline from North College Street Skyline from North College Street Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Stough Memorial Baptist Church Stough Memorial Baptist Church Southeast Pineville
Ballantyne Resort Ballantyne Resort Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Carmel Baptist Church Carmel Baptist Church Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Pineville Post Office Pineville Post Office Southeast Pineville
Rea Road at Parks Farm Lane Rea Road at Parks Farm Lane Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Spaghetti Warehouse Spaghetti Warehouse Southeast Dilworth / South End
Hay Bales Hay Bales Southeast Mint Hill
Plaza-Midwood Plaza-Midwood Southeast Central Ave. / Plaza Midwood
Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Southeast Mint Hill
Independence Boulevard Independence Boulevard Southeast East Charlotte / Independence / Randolph Road
First and Second Wards First and Second Wards Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Old Matthews High School Old Matthews High School Southeast Matthews
First United Presbyterian Church First United Presbyterian Church Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Pineville Home Pineville Home Southeast Pineville
Ballantyne Commons Shopping Center Ballantyne Commons Shopping Center Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Carmel Baptist Church Carmel Baptist Church Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Pineville Volunteer Fire Department Pineville Volunteer Fire Department Southeast Pineville
Rea Road Rea Road Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
City Tire Company City Tire Company Southeast Dilworth / South End
I-485 I-485 Southeast Mint Hill
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen Southeast Central Ave. / Plaza Midwood
VFW Post VFW Post Southeast Mint Hill
Providence Day School Providence Day School Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Skyline from Seventh Street Station Skyline from Seventh Street Station Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Old Matthews High School Old Matthews High School Southeast Matthews
Apartment Building Apartment Building Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Ballantyne Corporate Place Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Ballantyne Corporate Place Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Carmel Baptist Church Carmel Baptist Church Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Pineville United Methodist Church Pineville United Methodist Church Southeast Pineville
YMCA YMCA Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Dilworth Food Market Dilworth Food Market Southeast Dilworth / South End
Lawyer's Road Lawyer's Road Southeast Mint Hill
Shared Space / Community Policing Shared Space / Community Policing Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
National Bank of Charlotte National Bank of Charlotte Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Mint Hill Country Doctor's Museum Mint Hill Country Doctor's Museum Southeast Mint Hill
First and Fourth Wards First and Fourth Wards Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Central Church of God Central Church of God Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Hal Marshall Building Hal Marshall Building Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Ballantyne Commons Parkway Ballantyne Commons Parkway Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Carmel Baptist Church School Carmel Baptist Church School Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
St. Mark AME Church Southeast Pineville
Arches-Technology Arches-Technology Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Miller Services Miller Services Southeast Dilworth / South End
I-485 I-485 Southeast Mint Hill
South Boulevard South Boulevard Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Skyline from South Caldwell Skyline from South Caldwell Southeast Downtown /Uptown
First and Second Wards First and Second Wards Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Dean and Deluca Dean and Deluca Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Arts Center Arts Center Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Ballantyne Hotel Charlotte Ballantyne Hotel Charlotte Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Barn with entryways cut through it Barn Southeast Matthews
Pineville Elementary School Pineville Elementary School Southeast Pineville
Arches-Technology Arches-Technology Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Park Avenue Park Avenue Southeast Dilworth / South End
St. Luke Catholic Church St. Luke Catholic Church Southeast Mint Hill
Central Piedmont Community College Central Piedmont Community College Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
First Ward First Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Duke Energy Building Duke Energy Building Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Little Rock AME Zion Church Little Rock AME Zion Church Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Sculpture: "A Question of Balance" Sculpture: "A Question of Balance" Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Tryon Street Tryon Street Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Ballantyne Commons Parkway and 521 Ballantyne Commons Parkway and 521 Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Elizabeth Lane Elementary School Elizabeth Lane Elementary School Southeast Matthews
Cone Avenue Cone Avenue Southeast Pineville
Arches-Finance Arches-Finance Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Cone Mill Cone Mill Southeast Pineville
Cows Cows Southeast Mint Hill
Log Cabin Log Cabin Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
First Ward First Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Skyline from South Church Street Skyline from South Church Street Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Skyline from Davidson Street Skyline from Davidson Street Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Phillips Place Phillips Place Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Uptown Home Uptown Home Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Arches-Transportation Arches-Transportation Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Christ Covenant Church Christ Covenant Church Southeast Matthews
Stough Memorial Baptist Church Stough Memorial Baptist Church Southeast Pineville
Arches-Finance Arches-Finance Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Cone Mill Cone Mill Southeast Pineville
Lawyer's Road Lawyer's Road Southeast Mint Hill
Hunter Dairy Hunter Dairy Southeast Steele Creek
East Seventh Street East Seventh Street Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Skyline from Davidson Street Skyline from Davidson Street Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Harris Teeter at Morrocroft Harris Teeter at Morrocroft Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Dixie's Tavern Dixie's Tavern Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Arches-Transportation Arches-Transportation Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Matthews Home Matthews Home Southeast Matthews
Downtown Charlotte Downtown Pineville Southeast Pineville
521/Johnston Road 521/Johnston Road Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Cone Mill Cone Mill Southeast Pineville
Sterling Elementary School Sterling Elementary School Southeast Pineville
Lawyer's Road Lawyer's Road Southeast Mint Hill
Skyline from Seventh Street Station Skyline from Seventh Street Station Southeast Downtown /Uptown
School Building School Building Southeast Huntersville / Lake Norman
Federal Reserve Bank Federal Reserve Bank Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Sears store in SouthPark Sears store in SouthPark Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Blackbirds in Parking Lot Blackbirds in Parking Lot Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Southeast Matthews
Murray Gins Murray Gins Southeast Pineville
Providence Road West at Ardrey Kell Road Providence Road West at Ardrey Kell Road Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Southeast Airport / Berryhill / West Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte Skyline from S. College Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Carolina Pavilion Shopping Center Carolina Pavilion Shopping Center Southeast Pineville
Lawyer's Road Lawyer's Road Southeast Mint Hill
Fairview Road Fairview Road Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
First Ward First Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Wachovia Building Wachovia Building Southeast Downtown /Uptown
First Ward First Ward Southeast Downtown /Uptown
Office Buildings Office Buildings Southeast Sharon / SouthPark
Providence Country Club Providence Country Club Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Pineville Telephone Company Pineville Telephone Company Southeast Pineville
Golf Club Home Golf Club Home Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Southeast Matthews
Gordon Grocery Gordon Grocery Southeast Pineville
Earnheart's Earnheart's Southeast Ballantyne / Hwy. 51 / Providence
Downtown Charlotte Skyline from S. College St and I-277 Southeast Downtown /Uptown