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Standard Shoe Store

The Standard Shoe Store was located at 32 East Trade Street. This is an interior shot of the store. People identified in the shot include Mr. Barnes, Marion Trapp, Mr. True, Ed Gallagher, and Z.C. Leonard. Second from the left is the manager, Frank N. Littlejohn. He became a police detective in 1929 and later rose to the position of Police Chief of Charlotte. Physical Description: 8x10 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

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

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

First Ice Cream Cone

Harry Shaw (seated) was the first to sell ice cream cones in Charlotte. Physical Description: 8x10 glossy4x5 negative 2 copies Publisher: Unknown

Brockman's Bookstore

Herbert V. Brockman opened Brockman's Bookstore in May of 1915. It was first located in the Piedmont Building, but moved to South Tryon Street in May of 1927. 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

Queen City Hotel

The Queen City Hotel was located on the northeast corner of College and Fifth Streets. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry was established by Willis Frank Dowd, Dr. in 1900. It was located on Park Avenue.

Physical Description: Two - 4x5 negativesOne print - 8 x 10

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library