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Businesses North Carolina Charlotte

Arthur E. Spears (1885-1981)

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

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

Commercial National Bank Branch

This drive-in branch of the Commercial National Bank was located at 135 West Morehead Street. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Unknown

Trust Building

The Trust Building on South Tryon Street housed the Charlotte Opera House (1902-1922) on the first floor. A number of other businesses had offices in the Trust Building, including the Southern Power Company as well as the Academy of Music. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: HC Leighton Manufacturers

Uptown Charlotte

Eastward view from Realty Building, possibly looking down Trade Street. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Unknown

South Tryon Street

A view of Charlotte's uptown business district looking south down Tryon Street. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Tichnor Brothers

West Trade Street

Looking east on West Trade Street. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: E. C. Kropp Company