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Efird's Department Store

The Efird's Department Store was located at 124-30 North Tryon Street. When it was completed in 1923, it was `The only store south of Philadelphia with escalators.` Louis Asbury was the architect and J.A. Jones was the contractor. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Dr. Annie Alexander in costume.

Dr. Annie Lowrie Alexander (1864-1929) in a costume for a Colonial Dames Tea in 1899. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Hotel Charlotte

Demolished in 1988, the Hotel Charlotte was located at 239 West Trade Street. It was here that Victor Records recorded some of Country Music's early stars, including Bill Monroe and the Carter Family. Physical Description: 8x10, 5x7 Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte Carnegie Library

The Charlotte Carnegie Library as it appeared on a postcard. It was addressed to Mr. John Wilkes from Annie Smith Ross, Charlotte's first librarian. This facility was demolished in the 1950s. A second and a third library have been built on this spot at 310 North Tryon Street. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Unknown

1909 Aerial View of Charlotte

An aerial view of eastern Charlotte from the Tompkins Tower looking toward South Tryon Street. The top of the Buford Hotel is visible at the center left. On the far right is the dome of the county courthouse. The first block of West Fifth Street is in the right foreground. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Aerial View of Charlotte

A view of northern Charlotte from the Tompkins Tower. Church Street is on the left. The courthouse is in the center and in the upper left hand corner is Fourth Ward. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Early auto drivers

Two women driving an early automobile. Physical Description: 8x104x5 negative Publisher: Unknown