RSS

Tag Archives: Uptown Charlotte

10th and Graham Streets – Then and Now

North Graham looking towards 10th Street.  (Photo courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Collection Charlotte Mecklenburg Library)

North Graham looking towards 10th Street. (Photo courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Collection Charlotte Mecklenburg Library)

I’m sorry that I haven’t put an entry in for a couple off weeks – I have been busy with some other stuff including school, but I’m back now!

While surfing the web on one of my favorite sites  www.cmlibrary.org, I was looking at this photo taken circa 1950 that is in the collection of the Robinson-Spangler Image Collection of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library.  This is about five minutes from my house and in located in the Fourth Ward area of Uptown Charlotte.  The neighborhood has changed a lot since this photo was taken, if you don’t believe me, here is a picture taken this year.

Photo taken by author

Photo taken by author

I hope that everyone has a great weekend and enjoy the great fall weather!

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on October 5, 2013 in History, Places, Transportation

 

Tags: , ,

Lost and Moved

If you have ever traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina and drove into their downtown via Dave Lyle Boulevard, you may have seen these two free standing columns just before you enter the downtown area:

Photo taken by author

Photo taken by author

Photo taken by author

Photo taken by author

Well, they used to be in Charlotte.  These two columns used to adorn the Masonic Lodge which was located at the corner of Second and South Tryon Streets.  Built in the Egyptian Revival Style, it was designed by C. C. Hook and built by the J. A. Jones Construction Company in 1921 replacing an earlier lodge building that was built in 1913.

Postcard from the Robinson-Spangler Image Collection of  the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Postcard from the Robinson-Spangler Image Collection of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

According to the 1921 Charlotte City Directory, every white Masonic organization in existence at that time including the Shrine, Consistory and the Order of the Eastern Star met at the Lodge building at various times during the month.  Those organizations, including Mizpah Chapter # 36  Order of the Eastern Star and the Oasis Shrine are still in existence today.

The building was demolished in 1987 when the land was purchased by then First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo) to build their corporate headquarters.  But, the columns were saved after being purchased by the City of Rock Hill to help create a gateway to their downtown area.  If you are interested in learning more about buildings in the Uptown Charlotte area, please visit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Story at http://www.cmstory.org.  If you are in the Charlotte area, please visit the Levine Museum of the New South located at 200 East 7th Street at the corner of North College Street.

Notes

Charlotte City Directory, Page 30 Fraternal Organizations Commercial Service Company, publishers 1922. Downloaded from archives.org November 17, 2012.

Robinson-Spangler Image Collection of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, Downloaded August 4, 2013

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on August 5, 2013 in Places

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

 
Evolving Exhibits

One Grad Assistant's Pursuit to Showcase Archived Materials from the Special Collections at UNC Charlotte

New York Post

Your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.

AbandonedNYC

Abandoned places and history from the five boroughs and beyond.

Guardian Liberty Voice

Breaking news, original content covering U.S. news, politics, entertainment, sports, world news, technology, health, science, movie and TV reviews, opinion, religion and blogs.

Entertainment

What’s good, bad and happening, from pop culture to high culture

Stillwater Historians

Thinking, Writing, Teaching, and WORKING in the Presence of the Past!

The Thesis Whisperer

Just like the horse whisperer - but with more pages

El's Bazaar

Fashion~Beauty~Hair~Nails

lisecarrier

Personal Growth and Development

SNF All Access

Behind the scenes access into the world of Sunday Night Football

ProFootballTalk

ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com

digiphile

We're already living in the future. It's just not evenly distrbuted yet.

Much a Munch

Living. Loving. Munching - A Sydney Food Blog

coffee | served daily

1000 cups of coffee, one photo at a time

cozywalls

A Place to Create & Celebrate

Cinema Schminema

I'd rather be watching THIS!

Bossip

Entertainment News & Celebrity Gossip