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1956 - Independence Boulevard Completed

Independence Boulevard cuts through the city
Event Date: 
August 27, 1956
Event Type: 
Modern Era Begins 1946-1959

August 27, 1956 - The final link of Independence Blvd. is completed. 

  • In downtown Charlotte, the highway replaces parts of Stonewall St. that are not yet paved. 
  • The government builds the boulevard right through the front yards of many African American home owners.