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Historic Monuments

Fourth Courthouse & Law Building

This postcard depicts the Fourth Mecklenburg County Courthouse that was built in 1897, the Independence Monument and the Law Building. Physical Description: 3x5 color Publisher: S H Kress

Signers Marker

This historical marker commemorates the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. It is located in the center of the square at the intersection of Trade & Tryon Streets. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Asheville Postcard and Pennant Company

Charlotte Signers Monument

The monument of the Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence at its original location at the corner of South Tryon and Third Streets in front of the courthouse. It was later moved in front of another courthouse at 700 East Trade Street.

Physical Description: 8x10 glossy copy of postcard

Publisher: Unknown

Confederate Monument

The Confederate Monument in Elmwood Cemetery was  erected on June 30, 1887 by the builders Berryhill & Johnson. The Ladies' Memorial Association rasied $995 for its construction. Members of the Association included Mary A. Osborne, C.M. Gibbons, Sue B. Watts, Bessie M. Watts, Carrie Wittkowsky, Jane Renwick Wilkes, and Laura Morrison Brown. In May, the association discovered it did not have funds. John Wilkes offerred to finish the work at his factory, The Mecklenburg Iron Works for half the cost.

Shipp Mounument

Originally located located at West Fourth and Mint Streets the Shipp monument was erected was erected to honor the memory of Lieutenant William Ewen Shipp (1861-1898) of Charlotte who died in the Battle of Santiago during the Spanish American War. The Winnsboro granite obelisk  was paid for by funds donated by North Carolina schoolchildren. Today, the monument is located on the east side of the Federal Courthouse on West Trade Street.
Physical Description: 8x10 glossy, 4x5 negatives - 2 copies Publisher: Unknown

Fifth Mecklenburg County Courthouse

The fifth Mecklenburg County Courthouse is located at 700 East Trade Street. It first opened in 1928. Shipp Monument is in front. Physical Description: 8x10 glossy Publisher: Unknown

Image Negative: 1
Print: 1

Historic Marker

This historic marker is the site where Jefferson Davidson stood on Tryon Street when he learned of President Abraham Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865. Physical Description: 8x10 glossy Publisher: Unknown

United States Post Office in Charlotte

The United States Post Office, Mint and the Shipp Monument on West Trade Street in n Charlotte, North Carolina.

Physical Description: negatives only


James K. Polk Mounument

Monument marking the birthplace of President James K. Polk.  It was erected by the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Physical Description: 5 x 8 3/4 original mounted print