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Robinson-Spangler North Carolina Room Image Collection

Clark Griffith Baseball Stadium

From 1941 to 1971, the baseball stadium was known as Clark Griffith Stadium in honor of the Washington, DC baseball owner. Jim Crockett purchased the ball park in 1971, and thereafter was known as Crockett park. The stadium was the home of the Charlotte Hornets from 1941 to 1976 when the Orioles took over the baseball team. In 1985, three arsonists burned down the facility, and it was not rebuilt.

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Publisher: Dexter Press

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Douglas Municpal Airport

The Charlotte Municpal Airport opened in 1936 under the auspices of the city of Charlotte. During World War II, the United States Army Airforce  took over the management of the airport and established Morris Field Air Base in 1941. The airfield was used by the Third Airforce for antisubmarine patrols and training. After the war, a passenger terminal was added, and the airport was renamed the Douglas Municipal Airport in honor of Mayor Ben E. Douglas (1894-1981).

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Publisher: Dexter Press

Central High School

Central High School was opened around 1908. Located on Elizabeth Avenue, the building is now part of the Central Piedmont Community College's campus.

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James K. Polk Homesite in Pineville

The birthplace of America's Eleventh President, James Knox Polk is located in Pineville, North Carolina. The cabin has since been restored. Polk was an 1818 UNC Chapel Hill graduate. He became President of the United States on March 4, 1845.

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Publisher: Dexter Press

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Freedom Park Outdoor Theater

The Charlotte Lions Club provided the funds for outdoor theater at the park. Many band concerts have taken place there over the years.

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Publisher: Dexter Press

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital was founded by the Sisters of Mercy of Belmont, North Carolina in February 1906. Originally it was a twenty-five bed facility in a wooden building on East First Street behind St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. The second facility, pictured here, opened in 1916 on East Fifth Street. Additions increased and by 1960, the hospital had a capacity of 300 beds.

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United States Federal Courthouse and Post Office in Charlotte

The Charles R. Jonas Federal Building is an historic two-story, limestone structure in the neo-classical design. Completed in 1915, it is located at 401 West Trade Street, in Charlotte. At various times it has served as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and a United States post office. In 1975, the building was renamed in honor of long-serving North Carolina Congressman Charles R. Jonas, and was transferred to the city in exchange for land in the fall of 2005.

Freedom Park

Freedom Park is located off of East Boulevard in Myers Park. It opened in 1948 and was named in honor of Charlotte's World War II soldiers.

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Publisher: Dexter Press

Charlotte Memorial Stadium and Armory

The American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte was completed in 1937 and seats over 15,000 people. The Shriner Football games and numerous other events take place every year. Also featured in the postcard is the Armory House of the National Guard.

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Shrine Bowl at Memorial Stadium

Every year, the best high school football players from North and South Carolina meet to play at the Shrine Bowl.

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Publisher: Dexter Press