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AME Zion Publishing House

Meeting of Board of Directors of AME Zion Publishing House, on the porch of the building at Myers and E. 8th Streets. Front row, left to right: Dr. Gales of Livingstone College, Bishop A. J. Warner, Bishop George Clinton, Dr. Atkins of what was then Winston-Salem State College. Back row: Reverend Simmons, Reverend S. D. Watkins, Reverend E. L. Marable, and Reverend Bennett. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Arthur E. Spears (1885-1981)

Arthure E. Spears was Manager of the Charlotte District Mutual Life Insurance Company. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Afro-American Newspaper Carriers

Afro-American Newspaper carriers organized in 1933. Front row, seated: Ray A. Booton. Second row: Eddie Spears, Mrs. Cathey, David Smith, Mr. Cathey, Gerson Stroud, Addison Yongue John Spears, Mrs. Martha Yongue Johnson, Reginald Wright. Place: Mrs. Johnson's front yard on East 8th Street. Physical Description: 5x7 Publisher: Unknown

Clayton Hotel

The Clayton Hotel was located at 38 North Fifth Street. The caption below the picture reads, Charlotte's newest hotel, European plan, rates $1.00 and $1.50. Physical Description: 3x5 black & white Publisher: Unknown

Hotel Alexander

The Hotel Alexander was located on McDowell Street. During the 1940s, it was the only hotel in Charlotte that served Blacks. Celebrities stayed at the hotel. At one time, it was the center of social life in the Second Ward. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Aerial View of Charlotte

Aerial view of uptown Charlotte.Caption reads, Charlotte, North Carolina rapidly changing skyline. Physical Description: 3x5 color Publisher: Unknown

Wachovia Bank

The Wachovia Bank and Trust is located on 129 West Trade Street. This fifteen-story tower was the first to use prismatic cast stone panels. Physical Description: 3x5 color Publisher: Unknown

Mecklenburg Hotel

The Mecklenburg Hotel Was located at 520-524 West Trade Street. It was built in 1914 by W.C. Petty. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Dixie News Company