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Charlotte Postcard Collection

Wilder Building

The Wilder Building was located at the corner of 3rd and South Tryon Streets. It was named for Dr. Hillory Madison Wilder, who once owned a residence on this site. He had the house torn down and the ten-story building was constructed. In 1936, the Wilder Building became home to WBT Radio.  Publisher: Asheville Postcard and Pennant Company

Charlotte Bus Station

Charlotte Bus Station on Trade Street Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: E. C. Kropp Company

Fifth Mecklenburg County Courthouse

The fifth Mecklenburg County Courthouse is located at 700 East Trade Street. Built at a cost of one million dollars, it first opened in 1928. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dixie News Company

Discovery Place Science Museum

Discovery Place is located on North Tryon Street. This museum enables young and old alike to explore science and technology through interactive means. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Aerial Photography Services, Inc.

Freedom Park

Freedom Park is located off of East Boulevard in Myers Park. It opened in 1948. This is part of an outdoor theater that was a special project of the Charlotte's Lion Club. It has since been redesigned. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dexter Press

Observer Fresh Air Camp

The Observer Fresh Air Camp offered camping opportunities to underprivileged children for two weeks each summer. It was sponsored by The Charlotte Observer. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Genuine Curteich

Charlotte Municipal Airport

The Charlotte Municpal Airport opened in 1937 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). Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dixie News Company

United States Post Office and Court House in Charlotte

This the way the courthouse and post office appeared when it was first constructed in 1915. Today  Charles R. Jonas Federal Building is an historic two-story, limestone structure in the neo-classical design. It is located at 401 West Trade Street, in Charlotte with an addition that was built in 1934. 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.