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Amphitheaters North Carolina Charlotte

Ovens Auditorium

Located on Independence Boulevard, Ovens Auditorium and the first Charlotte Coliseum were completed in 1955. The auditorium was named for David Ovens, a longtime supporter of cultural events. The Charlotte Merchandise Mart can also be seen in this postcard. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Aerial Photography Services, Inc.

Freedom Park

Freedom Park is located off of East Boulevard in Myers Park. It opened in 1948. This is part of an outdoor theater that was a special project of the Charlotte's Lion Club. It has since been redesigned. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dexter Press

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital was founded by the Sisters of Mercy of Belmont, North Carolina in February 1906. Originally it was a twenty-five bed facility in a wooden building on East First Street behind St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. The second facility, pictured here, opened in 1916 on East Fifth Street. Additions increased and by 1960, the hospital had a capacity of 300 beds Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Unknown