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