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Charlotte Postcard Collection

Red Fez Country Club

Local Shriners organized The Red Fez Club in 1915 and opened a three-story country club on Lake Wylie. (Catawba is the name of the River that feeds the lake.) For more information about the Red Fez Club: http://www.redfezshrineclub.com/ClubHistory

Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard

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Charlotte Municipal Airport

The Charlotte Municpal Airport opened in 1936 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).

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Johnston Building on South Tryon Street

Located on the 200 block of South Tryon Street, the C.W. Johnston Building was completed in 1924. It was Charlotte's largest office building with 149,000 square feet and 17 stories.

Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcards

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F & R Coal and Oil Company Advertisment

Postcard advertisment for F. R. Coal and Oil Company. It was located at 624 South Cedar Street in Charlotte.
 

Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard

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Banner Card for Charlotte

Banner card for Charlotte - these types of postcards were created with the name of the city or town inside the banner. They usually featured Dutch children speaking in fake accents. Cards date between 1912 and 1916.

Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard

Publisher: Dutch Kid Pennant

Tryon Street (South)

View of uptown Charlotte looking down South Tryon Street in the 1950s. Brownlee Jewelwers is on the left right next door to the Liberty Life Building.

Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard

Publisher: Dexter Press

Tryon Street (South)

Street car makes its way past the Square down South Tryon Street in a postcard postmarked 1911. On the lower left of the card is the Independence/Realty Building. Past Trade Street, the businesses that can be identfied are Blake Drugstore operated by John S. Blake, the Southern Real Estate and Trust Company, and Garibaldi Bruns and Dixon Jewelwers at 10-12 South Tryon. (Fourth building from Blake Drugstore.)

Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard

Publisher: S H Kress

Shrine Bowl at Memorial Stadium

Every year, the best high school football players from North and South Carolina meet to play at the Shrine Bowl.

Physical Description: postcard packet

Publisher: Dexter Press