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Jordan's Drug Store

Jordan's Drug Store was located in the first block of North Tryon Street at the Square. Owned and operated by Robert Hall Jordan (1856-1908), a native of Chester, South Carolina, who moved to Charlotte where he opened a successful drugstore. He was also involved in banking and textiles.

Lake Wylie

Before 1960, Lake Wylie was known as Lake Catawba. Located on the Catawba River in both Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties,  the lake formed after the construction  of dam in South Carolina. Most of the 325 mile lake is in the South Carolina.


Sloans Ferry Bridge Across Catawba River

This is the second Sloans Ferry Bridge to cross the Catawba River that connects Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties. ICompleted in 1933 and is comprised of steel and concrete caste-in-place; The bridge measures 1,124.1 feet (342.6 m) in length and 43.3 feet (13.2 m). Plaques on the bridge show that it was erected as a memorial to the men of the counties of Mecklenburg and Gaston who served in the world war (1917-1918).

Golden Eagle Motor Inn

The Golden Eagle Motel was located at  601 North Tryon St., at the corner of Tryon and 9th Streets. The back of the card contains the following inormation:

"150 attractively decorated rooms and suites, each with T.V., room controlled air-conditioning and heat, direct dial phones, wall-to-wall carpeting and tile baths. Restaurant and swimming pool.  Comfortable rooms...reasonable prices...friendly atmosphere."

Fifth Mecklenburg County Court House

The The fifth Mecklenburg County Court House is located at 700 East Trade Street. Built at a cost of one million dollars, it first opened in 1928.

A "natural finish" card made by Gray and Thompson, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

El Rancho Motel

The El Rancho Motel was once located at 4815 Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte. They offered central heat and air conditioning. televisions in the room and a color television in the lobby.