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Charlotte Postcard Collection

Hezekiah Alexander House

The Hezekiah Alexander is the oldest home in Mecklenburg County. Made of stone and log timbers, it was built in 1774, Alexander was a prominent farmer and politician in the county. It is located off of Shamrock Road. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: CT American Art

Mecklenburg Hotel

The Mecklenburg Hotel Was located at 520-524 West Trade Street. It was built in 1914 by W.C. Petty. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dixie News Company

Southern Manufacturer's Club

The Southern Manufacturer's Club was a private men's club located on 300 West Trade Street. It was home to some of the most prominent business leaders and writers in Charlotte during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The lavish facility first opened in 1894. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: S H Kress

Ovens Auditorium

Constructed in 1955, Ovens Auditorium is located on Independence Boulevard. It is name for David Ovens, a strong supporter of the cultural arts in Charlotte. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dexter Press

Cathedral of St. Patrick

St. Patrick's Catholic Church is located on Dilworth Avenue. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: B & H Photo Company

Masonic Temple

Opening on October 11, 1921, the second Masonic Temple In Charlotte was designed by Willard Rogers in the Egyptian Revival style. Prior to its dismantling and demolition after First Union purchased the property in 1987, it was the last example of Egyptian Revival architecture in North Carolina. The first Masonic Temple in Charlotte was located on South Tryon Street and the corner of Second Street. Built in 1913, at a cost of $122.750, the building was designed by Charles Christian Hook and Willard G. Rogers. J.A. Jones was the construction company.

Charlotte Drum and Bugle Corp

The Charlotte Drum and Bugle Corps. posed for this portrait during the Mecklenburg Declaration Celebration of May 20, 1909. Physical Description: 3x5 black and white Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte City Hall (1927)

City Hall was constructed in 1920. Located on East Trade Street, it was first occupied in 1927. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dixie News Company

Mint Museum of Art

The Mint Museum of Art is located on Randolph Road. (The structure is the original United States Mint that once located on West Trade Street.) It was moved to its current location sometime in the 1930s and opened in 1936 as an art museum. Today it houses great works of art. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Shepherd Brothers

Liberty Life Building

A night time view of the Liberty Life Building in Charlotte at 112 South Tryon Street. Originally known as the First National Bank in 1927, the name changed in 1940 when Liberty Life Insurance Company of Greenville, South Carolina purchased the property. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dixie News Company