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Charlotte Postcard Collection

Aerial View of Charlotte

This view of the uptown was taken in 1966. The point of view is from above First Ward, looking towards Third Ward. The intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets is at the center of the image.

Presbyterian Hospital

Presbyterian Hospital was originally located at 311 West Trade Street. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Stone and Barringer Publishers

Tryon Street

Looking north from the Square towards North Tryon Street. The domed capped building on the right was the City Hall. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: S H Kress

Tryon Street

Looking north on Tryon Street. Domed capped building on the right was the City Hall. Physical Description: negative not clear. best image is CP.2000.04.201 Publisher: Unknown

Signers Marker

This historical marker commemorates the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. It is located in the center of the square at the intersection of Trade & Tryon Streets. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Asheville Postcard and Pennant Company

Presbyterian Hospital

Presbyterian Hospital at the intersection of Hawthorne Lane and Elizabeth Avenue. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dixie News Company

Hotel Alexander

The Hotel Alexander was located on McDowell Street. During the 1940s, it was the only hotel in Charlotte that served Blacks. Celebrities stayed at the hotel. At one time, it was the center of social life in the Second Ward. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Wachovia Bank

The Wachovia Bank and Trust is located on 129 West Trade Street. This fifteen-story tower was the first to use prismatic cast stone panels. Physical Description: 3x5 color Publisher: Unknown

Barringer Hotel

The Barringer Hotel opened its doors on December 15, 1940. Located at 425 North Tryon Street, it was built by Laurence S. and his sister, Flora Barringer. The hotel was named for their father, William Rufus Barringer, who was a former owner of a string of elegant hotels in the south. The Barringer during its heyday was one of the finest establishments in the city. Today it is a Senior Citizens Residence Home and Center. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: E. C. Kropp Company

Clayton Hotel

The Clayton Hotel was located at 38 North Fifth Street. The caption below the picture reads, Charlotte's newest hotel, European plan, rates $1.00 and $1.50. Physical Description: 3x5 black & white Publisher: Unknown