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Welcome to our time-travel website for Charlotte, North Carolina during the early 1900s. Discover what life was like over one hundred years ago. You will learn about how people dressed, how they lived, what foods they ate, where they worked, what games children played, new inventions and a whole lot more. At the turn-of-the century, Charlotte is a small city with a population of 18,091 people. Click on the map below, and you will see that the city limits only included four wards. Uptown Charlotte has changed tremendously over the past century. The beautiful two-story houses and stunning buildings that lined many of the streets are long since gone. Now when you visit Uptown, you will be able to imagine how the city once looked.