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Last Street Car

Notable city leaders who rode the last street car in Charlotte pose for a picture. From left to right: H.W. Harkey, Chairman Board of County Commissioners; Mayor Ben E. Douglas. Second Row: N.A. Cocke, Vice-President Duke Power. Third Row: Reverend Dr. Luther Little, Pastor of First Baptist Church; and E.C. Marshall, Vice-President of Duke Power. Photograph donated by Jean Ivey, wife of George Ivey, Jr., on 12 September 1974. Physical Description: Negative only Publisher:

Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony was founded in 1932. The director/conductor at the podium is Guillermo S. DeRoxlo, who served in the position until 1945.

Physical Description: 11x14 framed in Carolina Room


Independence Building Under Construction

Street scene in uptown Charlotte showing road repair, construction of the Independence Building, and two streetcars, the Fourth Ward and the Highland Park (North Charlotte). Physical Description: Negative only Publisher:

Carolina Theater (Charlotte)

Parlor Bedroom Bath with Buster Keaton was released in 1931.
The Carolina Theater opened in 1927 on the corner of North Tryon and Sixth Streets. With a seating capacity of 1,800 and beautiful architectural and decorative features, it remained popular entertainment venue for many years. Today part of the theater still stands and efforts are underway to restore the structure to its initial glory.

Physical Description: 4 x 4 prints, 5 x 7 prints and 2 x 2 negatives


Lakewood Park

View of Lakewood Park with boats and pavilion in the background. See Charlotte Postcard Collection.

Physical Description: negatives only


Last Street Car

Dignitaries with a streetcar and one of the buses that would replace streetcars on the last day the streetcars went through Charlotte in May 1938.
Duke Power operated both the street car and the bus system at that time. Physical Description: Negative only Publisher:

Last Street Car

A group of dignitaries whorode the last streetcar in Charlotte posing in front of a streetcar. Taken in March 1938.
Donated by Jean Ivey, wife of George Ivey, Jr. on 12 September 1974 Physical Description: 8 x 10 black and white Publisher: