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Trade Street (West)

A passenger train holds up traffic on West Trade Street. The train was traveling on the Southern Railway Mainline. Physical Description: 8x10 glossy4x5 negative Publisher: Unknown

Sanitary Laundry Truck

Rowland Stewart Ferguson (1889-1966) stands by his laundry truck at 210 North Cecil Street. (The latter is now known as Kings Drive.) Physical Description: 8x10 glossy Publisher: Unknown

City Buses

Duke Power operated the bus company in Charlotte during the 1930s. The buses parked in front of the trolley car barns on South Boulevard. Drivers are from left to right: Paul Harris, R. H. McLendon, Harry Culp and Dowd McCrorie. The photograph was taken in February of 1936. Physical Description: 8x10 glossy Publisher: Unknown

Northwest corner of Independence Square

Late nineteenth century image of the northwest corner of the intersection of Trade & Tryon Streets (The Square.) Notice the covered wagon. Physical Description: 8x10 glossy 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

Early auto drivers

Two women driving an early automobile. Physical Description: 8x104x5 negative Publisher: Unknown

Horse & Buggy in front of Parker House

Thomas B. Hoover is shown driving one of the horse and buggies from his livery stable.

Behind him is the Parker House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1904, shortly before this photograph was taken, and became 901 Central Avenue once the road was named and the houses numbered.  The owner of the house, Charles Parker, operated the Parker Gardner Music Store in Charlotte for a number of years.

Physical Description: 8x104x5 negative Publisher: Unknown

Rozelle Ferry Bridge

The Rozelle Ferry Bridge connecting Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Rozelle's Ferry

Prior to the completion of the bridge, Rozelle Ferry provided a connection between Mecklenburg and Gaston Counti across the Catawba River. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown