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Charlotte Postcard Collection

Southern Railroad Station

Designed by Frank Milburn, the Southern Railway Station was located on West Trade Street near the Old Stonewall Hotel. It was completed in 1909.

Freedom Dodge

Located at 3012 Freedom Drive, it advertised itself as being "Charlotte's Only Domestic Westside Dealer."

CP.2018.04.581

Color Postcard

Publisher: Michael H. Moody Photo Media, Charlotte, NC

Made by Dexter Press

Sam Johnson Lincoln Mercury Dealership

The dealership was located at 7301 South Boulevard and specialized in Lincoln and Mercury cars.

Publisher: Aerial Photograph Services

Made by Dexter Press

Aerial View of Charlotte

This view of the uptown was taken in 1966. The point of view is from above First Ward, looking towards Third Ward. The intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets is at the center of the image.

Hotel Alexander

The Hotel Alexander was located on McDowell Street. During the 1940s, it was the only hotel in Charlotte that served Blacks. Celebrities stayed at the hotel. At one time, it was the center of social life in the Second Ward. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Wachovia Bank

The Wachovia Bank and Trust is located on 129 West Trade Street. This fifteen-story tower was the first to use prismatic cast stone panels. Physical Description: 3x5 color Publisher: Unknown

Barringer Hotel

The Barringer Hotel opened its doors on December 15, 1940. Located at 425 North Tryon Street, it was built by Laurence S. and his sister, Flora Barringer. The hotel was named for their father, William Rufus Barringer, who was a former owner of a string of elegant hotels in the south. The Barringer during its heyday was one of the finest establishments in the city. Today it is a Senior Citizens Residence Home and Center. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: E. C. Kropp Company

Clayton Hotel

The Clayton Hotel was located at 38 North Fifth Street. The caption below the picture reads, Charlotte's newest hotel, European plan, rates $1.00 and $1.50. Physical Description: 3x5 black & white Publisher: Unknown