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Charlotte Postcard Collection

Hotel Charlotte

The Hotel Charlotte opened is doors in 1923. It was located at the corner of West Trade and Poplar Streets. The hotel was the most popular hotel in Charlotte. During the 1920s, the Hotel Charlotte was site of an early recording studio. Bill Monroe, the Delmore Brothers and other country music legends made their early recordings at the hotel. It was demolished in 1988.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Charlotte Motor Speedway is a track on the NASCAR circuit. Located between Charlotte and Concord, North Carolina, it is the site of the Coco-Cola 600 and other popular annual races. (THIS POSTCARD IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR REPRODUCTION.)

Elizabeth College Banner

Postcard with the banner of Elizabeth College.  Founded in 1896 by the Lutheran Church, the school attracted young women from across the state. It was well-known for its music conservatory. The school closed in 1915 and moved to Roanoke Virginia. It was located at the intersection of Hawthorne Lane and Elizabeth Avenue. 

Mayfair Hotel now the Dunhill Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel, was located at the corners of North Tryon and 6th Streets. Built by two local physicians, Dr. James Pleasant Mattheson and Dr. C.N. Peeler, the hotel opened its doors as the Mayfair Manor on November 15, 1929. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel was designed by Louis Asbury. The Dunhill Hotel Associates restored the hotel to its former grandeur in the late 1980s, and changed its name.