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Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company

The Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company Offices in the Old Merchandising Row on 212 West First Street. It opened in 1915 under George L. Sibley. He was later President of the Union National Bank and the first chairman of the Charlotte Planning Commission. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Addison Building

The Addison Building at 222 South Church Street when it was a Parking Garage. The building later housed the offices of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

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

Jefferson Apartments

The Jefferson Apartments were located at 405 North Church Street. It first appears in the 1923/24 Charlotte City Directory. Physical Description: 8x10 glossy Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte Observer Composing Room

Interior shot of the Charlotte Observer's composing room. The newspaper office was located in the 100 block of South Church Street. Physical Description: 8x10 - badly torn - reproduction questionable 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

First Street (West)

Businesses along West First Street between Church and Mint Streets. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Seventh Street

Looking west down East Seventh Street past the intersection of Pecan Avenue. Stanley's Drug Store maintained a store on or near this location until 1998. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Southern Cotton Oil Company

The Southern Oil Cotton Company was located on South Tryon Street at Worthington Avenue. On the back of the photo, information indicates the cotton in the foreground burned at some point. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Ford Motor Plant in Charlotte

The Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant on Statesville Road was completed in 1924. Four hundred cars could be assembled at this facility in one day. The building was constructed at a cost of 2 million dollars. Albert Kahn designed the building. (E.C. Ball of Detroit is also given credit for assisting with the architectural design.) Charlotte contractors, MacDevitt-Flemming built the plant. Physical Description: 8x104x5 negative Publisher: Unknown