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School Children

School children from an unknown school in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Physical Description: 8x10 glossy4x5 negative

Publisher: Unknown

Steam Fire Engine

Steam Fire Engine from Engine Company Number Seven in a parade.

Physical Description: 8x10 glossy4x5 negative

Publisher: Unknown

Central Hotel

The Central Hotel was one of the longest operating hotels in Charlotte (1849-1930s.) Originally known as the Mansion House, the name was changed in the 1870s. The owners of the hotel boasted of its large, elegant ballroom. It was reportedly the largest hotel between Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA.

Physical Description: 8x10 4x 5 negatives - 4 copies

Publisher: Unknown

Grocery Store

The Francis Marion Hoover store was located on the corner of North College and  East 5th Streets.  Francis Hoover is the man wearing the derby. The family lived upstairs. The building was torn down for the Belk expansion. This photograph was taken around 1900.

Physical Description: 8x10 glossy4x5 negatives - 2 copies Publisher: Unknown

Steam Fire Engine

Steam Fire Engine belonging to Charlotte Fire Department

Physical Description: 8x10 glossy4x5 negative

Publisher: Unknown

Wallace or Wallis House

The Wallis or Wallace house was built around 1756. It was located on Albemarle Road, the house collapsed during an attempt to move the house to another site in the 1960s.

Physical Description: 8x10, black and white

Publisher: Unknown

Aerial View of Charlotte from Tompkins Tower

View of Charlotte from the Daniel Augustus Tompkins Tower. He was a textile magnate and owner of the Charlotte Observer.

Physical Description: Panorama 4x5 negative - 2 copies

Publisher: Unknown

Tryon Street (North)

Tryon Street as it appeared at the turn of the century. This scene is looking north down Tryon with Charlotte's City Hall, the tall domed building, on the right.

Physical Description: 8x10 glossy4x5 negatives - 4 copies

Publisher: Unknown