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The Tate family lived in this elegant home at 504 East 7th Street. Thaddeus Tate opened a barber shop in 1882 which prospered for over sixty years. He co-founded several of Charlotte's leading black businesses, including the Afro-American Mutual Insurance Company and the Mecklenburg Investment Company.
LAURA M. BOOTON.
An African American Album: The Black Experience In Charlotte And Mecklenburg County. Charlotte, N.C. : Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, c1992.