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Charlotte: A Work in Progress

Colossal Constructions

Charlotte Landmarks Under Construction

Photo: 6/13/57 - Article: 6/14/57. Local architects Odell and Associates and builder J.A. Jones took the 15-story Wachovia Bank project from drawing board to completion at 129 West Trade Street.

Signs of the Times

The mood of the people as expressed in handmade signs, 1960-1993

Signs of Segregation and Desegregation

Professional Sports Teams

Same Name, Different Game

Basketball, baseball or football. The team nickname, Hornets, has been used several times

Everyday Work

Service Stations and Convenience Stores

  • Service stations once competed for customers with free gifts, but today a full service gas station is a rarity. The service bay has been replaced by a convenience store.
  • Photo c. 1960 - 1961 (Don Sturkey) - Article: unknown. 
  • Photo: 4/2/86 - Article: 4/6/86 


Vanishing Professions

To the Rescue

Rescue workers of three different decades illustrate the increased sophistication of the emergency medical worker.