References to Mecklenburg County Building Activity
through June, 1964
compiled by Pat
1962 – 1962 –
1962 – 1962 – 1962
"County gains in quest for
ample school classrooms" 1/1/62, p. 1C. Plans for building
several new schools.
"Building inspection called
need in county" 1/1/62, p. 1C. Quotes Charlotte architect, D. M.
"Bill’s welding named
dealer for American buildings" 1/2/62, p. 14B. Prefab steel (?)
"New home of Merritt Tire
Co." 1/2/62, p. 14B. Photo.
"Highway’s connector cost
is up" 1/4/62, p. 6A. Kenilworth Ave. connector.
"County college will move on
Monday" 1/4/62, p. 1B. New classroom building at Mecklenburg
"Photo firm will open on
Feb.1" 1/4/62, p. 1B. New plant in Spangler Industrial Park.
"Contempt charges filed in
Kings Drive property hassle" 1/4/62, p. 14C. Residents resisting
business encroachment on their neighborhood
"Slum plan, it’s Rouzer
vs. Bacock" 1/6/62, p.1B. Redevelopment commission chairman Elmer
Rouzer speaks at Civitan Club.
"$2-million YWCA drive will
be launched Jan. 16" 1/7/62, p.1B. Includes sketch of proposed
"Council adopts housing
code" 1/9/62, p. 1B. Provides system of grading for building
inspectors and authority to demolish unfit habitations.
" City adds 48 acres"
1/9/62. p.1B. Annexation of Hidden Valley.
"Another snag: renewal-fund
delay expected" 1/11/62, p.1B. Brooklyn slum clearance project.
" House-safety ‘ruler’
now in the works" 1/12/62, p. 1B. About the new housing code.
"Apartment skyscraper to be
built here soon" 1/17/62, p. 1B. Owner: Dwight Phillips, 24
"Low-cost houses: challenge
hurled at home builders" 1/18/62, p. 1B. Home Builders Assoc. of
"Negro units; Ervin to build
500 low-priced homes" 1/19/62, p. 1B. $4 million project, located
off Beatties Ford Rd. Developer: Charles Ervin.
"Hospital to add 2 parking
lots" 1/20/62, p. 1B. Presbyterian Hospital leases land from
Belks for project.
"Two property owners asking
for $195,000" 1/21/62, p. 1B. Seeking damages resulting from
Wilkinson Blvd. right of way project.
"Negro junior high contracts
let" 1/24/62, p. 1B. New construction, Statesville Rd, Lincoln
Heights section. General contractor: Pinnex Co. of Gastonia. Will have
"Belk, Ivey buy 530 acres
for big suburban complex" 1/25/62, p. 1B. Regional shopping
center in south Mecklenburg, near Park Rd. and McMullen Creek.
"Slum-fighting plan wins
supporters" 1/26/62, p. 1B. Plan to make slum clearing a local
enterprise and proceed without federal funds.
"$15 million apartment city
to open 1st units April 1" 2/1, p.7B. Green Oaks
Apartment City at Briarcreek and Central.
"Expansion of airport may be
pushed back" 2/4/62, p. 1B. Action on master plan put off.
"Big airport spending
proposal in plan" 2/11/62, p.1B. Plan to spend $682,000 to build
north and west concourses.
"Terry lauds N.C. growth in
talk here" 2/11/62, p. 1B. BASF to build $1.5 million plant of
50,000 sq. ft.
"Wilkinson, ‘85’ area
zoning plans ready" 2/12/62, p. 1B.
"Memorial to open all of new
wing" 2/12/62, p. 1B. New 233-bed wing to open.
"Plan outlines airport
growth for 25 years" 2/12/62, p. 1B.
"Work on rail station to
start" 2/13/62, p. 1A. $500,000 project on No. Tryon.
"County appoints 2 groups to
work out zoning plans" 2/13/62, p. 1B.
"Start county zoning at once
– planners" 2/14/62, p. 1B. Planning director Wm. McIntyre
submits his report.
"City will ask $5,000 for
housing study" 2/15/62, p. 1C. Study on relocating families from
"Renovation started at ‘unsafe’
church" 2/16/62, p. 16B. Renovation of sanctuary of Clement
Memorial AME Zion Church.
"Group to push for zoning
now" 2/19/62, p. 1C. Berryhill and Steele Creek residents want
zoning for their area.
attacked" 2/20/62, p. 1B. City Council approves grading system
for new housing code enforcement.
"He depends on hope"
2/23/62, p. 1C. A new building is underway for the Park Road Moravian
Photo of interior of public
library (main library), 2/24/62, p. 1B
"$2.5 million industrial
park being developed" 2/25/62, p. 1B. Of Old Monroe Rd.,
developer is Morris Speizman.
"City’s ninth bank
opens" 3/2/62, p. 11A. A branch of the Mechanics & Farmers
Bank opens in new building at 101 Beatties Ford Rd.
"7 zoning appeals are
due" 3/2/62, p. 1C. Includes request by P & N to develop an
"New $4-million bakery
building OK’d by zoners" 3/3/62, p. 1B. A & P Stores will
build on Hovis Rd.
"New apartments to be built
here" 3/3/62, p. 1B. Victor house at 1812 The Plaza to be razed
for apartment project.
"New dam starts its
mission" 3/4/62, p. 1C. Cowan’s Ford Dam, photo.
"City OKs $2.49 million
airport improvements" 3/6/62, p. 1B. Land purchased for new
runways and additions to terminal.
"RR station contract
awarded" 3/9/62, p. 1C. New Southern Railway station to be built
on North Tryon by Wheatley Construction Co.
"Duke to construct 2 branch
offices" 3/10/62, p. 1B. One office to be on Hwy 27 and Pierson,
the other to be on Pineville Rd. in the Park Road area.
"Big gates thud, a lake is
born" 3/11/62, p.1B. Cowans Ford Dam, to be completed in ’63.
"Connector road hearing is
set for March 20" 3/13/62, p. 1B. Route to link Independence and
"Huntersville dedicates P.O.
today" 3/16/62, p. 1C. New post office on College St.
"City bites off another 60
acres" 3/20/62, p. 1B. Property near Plaza and Milton is annexed;
Crosland residential subdivision is being built.
"Kenilworth folks bitterly
oppose thoroughfare link" 3/21/62, p. 1B. Connector between Park
Rd. and Independence.
"Mental health clinic for
children planned" 3/23/63, p.1C. 22 acre tract off 85 near Sugar
Creek. To construct $50,000 building.
"April 3 hearing set for
$10-million road" 3/24/62, p. 1B. A northwest route from 85 and
NC16 to Independence at Louise Ave.
" ‘Ribs’ of church
showing" 4/1/62, p. 1B. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church under
"Gov. Sanford to dedicate
college here" 4/2/62, p. 1B. Two new buildings on Mecklenburg
College campus (formerly Carver College).
"Negro residents want
expressway rerouted" 4/4/62, p.1B. Northwest Expressway project,
includes photo of Fairfield St. near Van Buren which is in path of new
Photo of opening day at Freedom
Village Shopping Center, shows parking lot and buildings. 4/5/62, p.
"A treat awaits you in
Clarkson Garden" 4/8/62, p. 10C. photo of Clarkson and Eugene
Crayton’s garden at 2701 Hampton Ave, also other gardens on garden
tour (includes views of homes)
"It’s Mecklenburg College’s
Day" 4/8/62, p.D1. photos of new main building, exterior and
"Namesake never saw school
like Harding" 4/9/62, p. 7A. Special section on Harding High
Photo of Mecklenburg College
dedication, 4/9/62, p. B1.
"Motel’s zone plea to get
special look" 4/10/62, p. 1C. Located 1000 block of So. Tryon.
"New motel, office building
planned" 4/11/62, p. 1C. Located on King’s Dr., local developer
is Clifford Hemingway, photo.
"Apartment development to be
built" 4/13/62, p.17B. 18 garden-type apartments at 1322
Briarcreek Rd., by developer J.R. Purser.
"Steps taken to condemn slum
land" 4/14/62, p. 1B. Condemning properties at 4210 E. Second and
326 Alexander St.
"Two delayed projects back
on requests" 4/17/62, p. 1B. School Board projects for a
maintenance and transportation center on Craig Ave.
"5,436 city homes are ‘hazards’"
4/18/62, p.1C. Includes homes in Greenville, Brooklyn and areas around
House here in new home" 4/19/62, p. 3D. New building at corner of
Wilkinson and Harlee Ave.
"Brooklyn house-hunt study
Okd" 4/20/62, p. C1. Study on how to house displaced families.
"He creates buildings . . .
at $3.71 an hour" 4/22/62, p. C2. Profile of Rick Rickenbaker,
architect of houses and commercial buildings, photo.
Ads for Ervin Homes, Lansdown
subdivision, Crosland, etc., with photos. 4/22/62, p. 12C.
"East side to get 64
apartments" 4/25/62, p. 1B. On Dresden Dr., Ervin Construction
"Condemning of slum area
challenged" 4/28/62, p. 1B. Brooklyn owners question
Redevelopment unit’s authority.
Two articles: "Ervin’s
incentive plan paying dividends for workers, company" and
"Ervin won’t reach 2,000-house goal" 4/29/62, p. 4C. Photo
of Charles Ervin.
"Good Sam, city to ask U.S.
money" 5/1/62, p. 1A. Crash program to bring Good Samaritan
Hospital up to standards; $800,000 bond money to be used as match for
"‘Apartment City’ to
grow to total of 1,700 units" 5/2/62, p.1D. A $20-million project
by Thomas F. Mains Corp. at Briarcreek and Central. Coble Construction
"Hospital plan is
attacked" 5/2/62, p. 1D. Good Samaritan plan denounced by Dr. R.
"New city relocation survey
begins Monday in Brooklyn" 5/5/62, p.1B. Redevelopment Commission
to determine housing needs of families to be displaced.
"Unions moving into new
home" 5/6/62, p. 6A. $65,000 project, 12,300 sq. ft. at 2121
"P & N lines tracks with
new industry" 5/6/62, p. 2C. Thrift Road Industrial District. 65
firms and 3 million sq. ft. of space.
"City Council to consider
dump, motel" 5/7/62, p. 1C. New motel on So. Tryon.
"Hospital Authority: doors
still closed" 5/7/62, p. 2C. Photos of Good Samaritan and the new
wing at Memorial.
"AME Zion Group OKs fund
drive" 5/10/62, p. 1B. To raise $400,000 to build publishing
"Queens trustees approve
$3.6 million growth plan" 5/15/62, p. 1B. Photo of model of music
building. Site plan shows expansion plan.
"Loan firm shows off new
building" 5/18/62, p. 8A. Mutual Savings & Loan on So. Tryon
and 2nd streets. Marsh & Hawkins, architects.
areas can't expand, group is told" 5/20/62, p. 12A. Spangler,
Ervin and Marsh construction companies about developing housing for
"Red tape to delay occupancy
of new rest home till fall" 5/23/62, p. 1B. Green Acres Rest
"City hears 8 petitions on
zoning" 5/29/62, p. 6A.
"They give blood in style
now" 6/1/62, p.1B. New Red Cross building at 2425 Park Rd.,
"'Deteriorating' area likes
self-help" 6/3/62, p. 1C. Results of 4th Ward housing survey.
"Crosland Company's 25th
year will be biggest in its history" 6/3/62, p. 5C. Current
projects noted, photo of John Crosland, Jr.
"New City Club keeps
elegance of tradition" 6/5/62, p. 10A. 300 So. Tryon St., photos.
"Plaza Church set to
move" 6/5/62, p. 1B. New building for Plaza Methodist Church.
"Planners: don't zone
Wilkinson Blvd. - yet" 6/6/62, p. 1C.
"Branch library to open
today" 6/6/62, p. 1C. 1300 Ledwell St. in Freedom Village
"Brookshire revamps urban
renewal group" 6/7/62, p. 1B. Zeb Strawn to head committee.
"County-wide zoning may
clear last roadblock" 6/8/62, p. 8A. Wilkinson Blvd. zoning
"4th Ward renewal to get
hearing'" 6/8/62, p. 1B. Chamber of Commerce Urban Renewal
"Matthews can expand its
limits" 6/11/62, p. 1B.
"Long-delayed plans to
repave NC115 are sent to state" 6/11/62, p. 1B.
"Builders will get a chance
to air beefs" 6/12/62, p. 1B. Charlotte Homebuilders
Association's beefs are about flood plain restrictions.
"Queen City sprouts a
depot" 6/16/62, p. 4B. New Southern Railway station under
construction. Walter Hook is architect. Photo.
"New offices opened by
Piedmont Gas" 6/20/62, p. 4A. 3 stores, on Yancy Rd.
"Tax value reduced on new
building" 6/21/62, p. 5A. Cutter Realty Co. office building at
201 So. Tryon.
"3 P.O. sites under study in
mall area" 6/22/62, p. 9A. Charlottetown Mall area. Mentions
other post offices under construction in Matthews and Cornelius.
"St. Peters spends $80,000
to expand" 6/22/62, p. 10A. At No. Tryon and 7th streets.
"Barringer expansion is
approved" 6/22/62, p. B1. Hotel, construction by J.N. Pease.
Advertisement for Green Oaks
Apartment City, 6/24/62, p. 14C.
Advertisement for Eastfield
Homes, an Ervin development, 6/24/62, p. 15C.
"Ervin opens land for Negro
families" 6/26/62, p. 1B. Ervin Construction Co. plans to make
land available near Mecklenburg College for families displaced by
Northwest Expressway. McCrorey Heights (higher priced homes).
"Flood plan offered by
builders" 6/28/62, p. 1B. Home Builders Association, headed by
"IRS units getting new
'home' here" 6/29/62, p. 10A. New office building at Morehead and
"Cornelius residents seek
zoning" 6/29/62, p. 1B. Hope to head off proposed apartment
project on Church St.
"Our future mid-town
Charlotte?" 7/1/62, p. 1D. Special feature, several related
articles with jumps to 5D. Model of future downtown area by German
architect Friedrich Schmitt.
"Uster to decorate plant in
Oak - Live" 7/4/62, p. 1B. New building for Uster Corp. on
Chesapeake Dr. Architect: John Higgins. Photo on p. 6A.
"City College to request
$3.7 million" 7/6/62, p. 1B. For three new buildings at Charlotte
paying dividend" 7/8/62, p. 6B. New plant for Luwa Corp. on
Chesapeake Dr. Sketch of proposed all steel building.
"Proud Cornelius dedicates
its P.O." 7/9/62, p. 1B. Mentions several other new post offices.
"Board OKs $175,000 to buy
two future school sites" 7/11/62, p. 5A. One site is off
Statesville Rd.; the other is off Thrift Rd.
"Brooklyn firm to
redevelop" 7/12/62, p. 1C. AME Zion Publishing House to build new
"City to give four in
Brooklyn 'last chance'" 7/12/62, p. 1C. Properties to be
condemned if owners won't sell.
"City's 2nd Moravian Church
to lay cornerstone Sunday" 7/13/62, p. 7A. Park Road Moravian
Church on corner of Park and Archdale. Photo.
"Residential community to be
built" 7/13/62, p. 9A. Ervin will open 230-house community on
East Independence at Wallace Lane.
"Industrial unit ready at
last" 7/18/62, p. 1B. Renovation of old Central High School.
"$800,000 plan to cost $1
million-plus" 7/18/62, p. 1B. Good Samaritan renovation project
costs go up.
"Queens Road apartments
going up" 7/22/62, p. 1C. T.R. Burroughs Construction Co. Sketch.
"Matthews P.O. Opens
Thursday" 7/22/62, p. 1C.
Advertisements for Winterfield by
Hobart Smith Construction Co., Beverly Hills by Crosland, Oak Forest
by Triece Construction Co., Shannon Park and Sharon Forest by Ervin,
Lansdown by Spangler and Hidden Valley by Hobart Smith. 7/22/62.
"Celanese to construct new
building" 7/24/62, p. 1B. 10,000 sq.ft. On Archdale Dr. Ingram
& Johnson, architects.
"Schools will sue for
sites" 7/25/62, p. 1B. So. Mecklenburg Jr. High on Sharon Rd. and
14 acres adjoining East Mecklenburg High School.
"New school named after
local Negro" 7/26/62, p. 1C. J.T. Williams Jr. High.
"What's ahead for Good
Samaritan" 7/29/62, p. 2E. Sketch of proposed renovation and
photo of present building.
"Memorial plans 50-unit
apartment" 8/1/62, p. 1C. To house students in the hospital's
"New $20-million community
set" 8/2/62, p. 1B. Olde Providence site to be developed by Ervin
"Plaza plan to take first
steps Monday" 8/3/62, p. 1B. City to purchase four lots for
"Matthews is getting tool
firm" 8/3/62, p. 1B. New 20,000 sq.ft. building on Hwy. 51 at
Matthews for Jet Line Products, Inc.
"Board gets lakeside
orderly-growth plan" 8/8/62, p. 1C. A land use plan for the Lake
Norman area by the City-County Planning Dept.
"Planners give nod to
interim zoning" 8/8/62, p. 1C. Berryhill/Steele Creek area.
"Housing development planned
near college" 8/12/62, p. 1B. $5 million project - College Downs.
"New Charlotte motel
planned" 8/15/62, p. 5B. Landmark Inns on Coliseum side of
Independence, three stories. Architect: Claud D. Crosby.
"Shopping center will be
'debated'" 8/20/62, p. 6A. At intersection of Olde Providence and
Providence. Center planned by Mrs. Joseph Schoenith.
"Planners OK Sharon Road
apartments" 8/21/62, p. 4A. Deluxe co-operative apartments on
east side of Sharon.
"Public housing called
unneeded in slum project" 8/21/62, p. 1B. 224 families to be
moved out of Brooklyn but study shows new public housing won't be
"Group won't recommend shop
center" 8/21/62, p. 1B. At Providence and Olde Providence.
"Cornelius OKs zoning law
work" 8/23/62, p. 1B. Preparing a land use survey and a new
Special section on Parade of
Homes, 8/26/62, p. 1-17G. Companies participating: Browning
Construction Co., C.D. Spangler, Ed Griffin, Evans, Fred J. Wiggins,
Dwight McCall, Hobart Smith, Harvey-Jones, John Crosland, Kavanaugh-Smith
& Co., Nance Trotter, Inc. R. Read Tull, Triece, Trotter &
Allen. Photos and sketches.
"Countywide zoning plan
steps are developing slowly" 8/27/62, p. 1B. Interview with
senior planner Hal Davis, photo.
"Queens gets church property
in swap deal" 8/31/62, p. 1B. Myers Park Baptist Church is
building a new education building.
"Thoroughfare . . . it is up
to you" 9/2/62, p. 1D. Upcoming vote for $12.6 million bond
money. Several road projects outlined including Northwest Expressway.
"Airport bursts shell; bonds
to expand it" 9/3/62, p. 1C.
"New community center
christened to the sound of playing children" 9/10/62, p. 7A.
Oaklawn Community Center. Photo.
"School authorities plan
land purchase" 9/11/62, p. 1B. 30-acre site near South
Mecklenburg High School.
"Planning unit suggests ways
to eliminate blight" 9/14/62, p. 9A. Census tract map showing
"1 in 5 lives in bad
housing" 9/14/62, p. 1B. Two photos.
"Tracts 4 and 26: in need of
rescue" 9/14/62, p. 1B.
"Rerouting of road
pushed" 9/14/62, p. 1B. Hwy. 73 in Huntersville.
Photo of house being moved to
make way for apartment project by R. Calvin Holland, site next to
Catholic High School, 9/16/62, p. 1D.
"Major department store is
planned" 9/18/62, p. 10A. K Mart in new shopping center at
Emerywood and Pineville roads; Ervin project; sketch.
"City Council KOs Sharon
Apartment" 9/18/62, p. 1B. Turned down zoning request by W. L
Parrott at Sharon & Sharon Hills.
"‘Chronic’ hospital to
grow" 9/23/62, p. 1B. Mecklenburg Chronic Disease Hospital at
Huntersville; from 56 to 250 beds.
"Christ Church votes for
addition" 9/24/62, p. 7A. Christ Episcopal – new 2-story
addition. Graves & Toy architects; architect’s sketch.
"City, builders okay flood
land ‘zoning’" 9/24/62, p. 1B.
"St. Patrick’s Parish
rebuilds much more than a building" 9/24/62, p. 1B. Two photos.
"Plan would offer 7 basic
buildings" and "Packaged plants proposed as incentive to new
industry" 9/26/62, p. 5B. Offered by Southeastern Construction
Co. (president Beaumert Whitton) and Breswanger Corp. of Philadelphia.
"Homes may be built next to
new lake park" 9/27/62, p. 1C. Near new Lake Norman park.
"Mint Hill starting library
drive" 9/27/62, p. 12C. Plan to renovate a volunteer fire station
as a branch library. Sketch.
planning urged by Chamber of Commerce" 9/28/62, p. 1B. Problem
called threat to growth. Photo of outhouse!
"National Home Week begins
Sunday" 9/29/62, special section C. Lots of ads, photos.
On 12C: a photo of 3717 Annlin
Ave described as "modern, international"
On 13C: photo of 4944 Currituck
Dr., modern home
"Planners OK area
zoning" 10/3/62, p. 1B. Steel Creek/Berryhill area.
"Slum aid snagged on
alternate housing" 10/9/62, p. 1B. Federal urban renewal
officials tell Charlotte to build low-rent public housing units for
"Urban renewal plan is in
real trouble" 10/11/62, p.1B.
"Renewal aid race is a
tie" 10/11/62, p. 1B. Photo of Piedmont courts and Fairview
"City far behind in public
housing" 10/12/62, p. 1B.
"Many forces add to housing
squeeze" 10/14/62, p. 1C.
"Condemnation battle is won
in Brooklyn" 10/14/62, p. 1C. 3 photos of condemned housing.
"Mayor to propose new public
housing" 10/15/62, p. 1B. Stan Brookshire’s recommendations.
"Redevelopment jam kills
county study" 10/15/62, p. 1B. Plans to buy block east of county
office building are put on hold.
"City Council requests
public housing study" 10/16/62, p. 1B. Spangler mentions Double
"Realtor says plenty of
low-cost housing exists" 10/17/62, p. 1C. Thomas R. Lawing,
"Redevelopment jam may be
breaking up" 10/26/62, p. 1C. Waiting for decision on building
hew public housing.
"Old railway station going,
its glory gone" 10/28/62, p. 1B. Photos of old and new.
"Church will start work on
building" 10/29/62, p. 1B. Ascension Lutheran – new education
building on E. Morehead.
Big ad for College Downs with
sketches and floor plans. 11/4/62, p. 14C.
"Unlamented death comes to
aging railroad station" and "But off North Tryon a new
station is born" 11/7/62, p. 1C. Photos of old station.
"New A&P opens
tomorrow" 11/11/62, p. 6B. At Cotswold Shopping Center. Full page
"Hearing slated on
expressway" 11/11/62, p. 1C. North-South route, includes map with
"Space shortage becoming
acute" 11/14/62, p. 1B. Public schools. Discusses a new
maintenance building, a bus garage and an addition at East Mecklenburg
"Advisory unit hears slum
goals" 11/16/62, p. 1B.
"Council still up in air
over airport contract" 11/17/62, p. 1B. Contract awarded to John
Talbot & Assoc. of Wilmington instead of home boys, Pease. Some
members of council protest.
"Philadelphia firm sues
Cutter Company" 11/17/62, p. 1C. Pay sub contractor or sell new
downtown Cutter Building.
"Hospital renovation tangles
city funds" 11/20/62, p. 1B. Good Samaritan project needs
"Wilmington firm gets
contract" 11/20/62, p. 1B. For engineering contract for airport.
"Charlotte builders don’t
expect upset in market" 11/21/62, p. 1A. Reaction to president’s
order against racial discrimination.
"Expressway route passes
first public test in hearing" 11/21/62, p. 1B. 4.5 mile middle
section of North-South Expressway.
"City ‘finds’ $177,674
for Good Samaritan" 11/25/62, p. 1C. Work on rebuilding can
"Sanford will help launch
new bank" 11/26/62, p. 1B. $7.5 million Nation Bank building
dedicated at 200 So. Tryon.
"Observer Building is
fallout shelter" 11/28/62, p. 1D. First in county to be
"Apartment units to rise 16
stories" 11/28/62, p.1D. 3rd phase of Green Oaks
"Speizman donates acre site
for a new opera building" 11/30/62, p. 1C. In Oakhurst Industrial
Park, Speizman’s new development at Richland Dr. and Seaboard R.R.
off Old Monroe Rd.
"Schools to ask $28-36
million for new buildings" 12/5/62, p.1C. For new buildings
including new schools, an office building and land. Photo of map.
"Belt road plan lashed by
Hawkins" 12/5/62, p. 1C. 4-lane belt will cut through Negro
"Belt road will meet
Woodlawn" 12/5/62, p. 12C. Between Monroe and Providence.
"Huntersville seeks more
money" 12/6/62, p. 1B. Wants to expand the construction project
at Chronic Disease Hospital.
"General Foods Corp. to
build plant here" 12/7/62, p. 1C. On York Rd. at Arrowood
"YW to buy 9-acre tract on
Park Rd." 12/8/62, p. 1B. New $1 million plus building planned -
2 photos of geodesic dome at J.T.
Williams Jr. High, 12/8/62, p. 1B.
"Building has exotic
interior" 12/9/62, p. 23A. New North Carolina National Bank
building, photo on 24A.
"U.S. okays funds for
renewal project" 12/13/62, p. 1C. After year of delays will do
land use plan by Hill & Adley Associates of Atlanta.
"Queens College outlines
building plans for '63" 12/14/62, p. 1B. $2.5 million worth of
construction including an auditorium and a dormitory.
"Plans for 2 new schools are
okayed" 12/15/62, p. 1B. One on Rama Rd. and the other on Sharon.
"Firm sets addition of 100
employees" 12/19/62, p. 1B. When new 43,000 sq. ft. addition is
complete next spring - Stately Lady Nitewear Inc.
"60 new businesses located
here in '62" 12/20/62, p. 1C. 20 new distributing firms, photo.
"Survey: more public housing
is necessary" 12/22/62, p. 1B. Federal survey is released.
"Hospital wing bids are
opened" 12/22/62, p. 1B. Little Construction Co. and Rea
Construction are low bidders.
"Renewal planning-funds are
okayed" 12/25/62, p. 1C. 8 more blocks of Brooklyn will be
"New community is planned
here" 12/27/62, p. 1B. 180 acres for 500 homes - Ervin
"Hospital building contracts
awarded" 12/27/62, p. 1B. To Little Construction and Wheatley Co.
"Site bought for
school" 12/27/62, p. 1B. Adjacent to Cochran Jr. High on Milton
"Survey indicates 700
housing units needed" 12/28/62, p. 1B. Federal survey results.
"City to get 10-story
apartment structure" 12/29/62, p. 1B. 1200 block of Elizabeth
Ave., T.F. Mains Corp of Richmond is developer; T.R. Burroughs
Construction is builder, architects sketch.
1963 - 1963 - 1963
"Council worried by YWCA
decision to build in suburbs" 12/1/64, p. 1C. Would like it in
'renewed' Brooklyn area.
"Conversion will create
apartments" 1/3/63, p. 1C. Will convert Radio Center on South
Blvd. into low-rent apartments.
"Unit begins local
annexation survey" 1/5/63, p. 1B. City-County Planning Dept. will
"1963 should be big year for
construction, renovation" 1/6/63, p. 1B. Photo of new wing at
Memorial Hospital and info on other hospital plans.
"9 houses ordered
destroyed" 1/8/63, p. 1B. Using the new housing code.
businessmen urged" 1/10/63, p. 1B. Talk by James Rouse, developer
of Charlottetown Mall, photo.
"Old fire station will house
books" 1/13/63, p. 13A. A new library for Mint Hill, photo.
"Co-op apartment unit to be
built in county" 1/13/63, p. 1B. 42 units at Fairview and Park
Rd. Floor plan and sketch by architect Charles Connelly.
"Lake Norman surface 17 feet
below dam's top" 1/14/63, p. 1C. 2 photos of dam.
"700 public housing units
requested" 1/15/63, p. 1B. Public Housing Administration survey.
"Development will contain
850 homes" 1/18/63, p. 1B. $19-million development at Old Monroe
and Rama, Kavanagh-Smith & Co.
"Nursing home is
planned" 1/20/63, p. 1B. In Gastonia, to be built by Charlotteans
Walter Hook Assoc. architects.
"Church seeks cash for
advance sites" 1/21/63, p. 1B. Episcopalian Charlotte Convocation
to develop a Negro parish of St. Michaels and other areas.
"City's builders argue
against public housing" 1/22/63, p. 1B. Home Builders Association
headed by John J. Delaney.
"Council to OK public
Housing" 1/27/63, p. 1C. 700 units.
"St. Luke's holds 1st
communion" 1/28/63, p. 1B. In new building at Park rd., architect
"City to get housing
proposal" 2/2/63, p. 1B. From foes of public units, Charlotte
Board of Realtors and builders. Photo of Brooklyn.
"Parkway by airport wins
early support" 2/6/63, p. 1B. 5-mile belt road, map.
"600 apartment units
approved" 2/12/63, p. 1B. Public housing, two additional related
stories on this page.
"U.S. loan to finance
hospital apartments" 2/15/63, p. 1B. $700,000 to Charlotte
Memorial to build apartments for interns, students.
"Plan for trade study
prepared" 2/17/63, p. 1D. Long range plan for rebuilding
"Building with pool is
planned" 2/18/63, p. 1B. NC Savings & Loan building on East
Independence; designed by J. L. Williams & Sons of Matthews.
"Slum waits, decays"
2/22/63, p. 1C. Brooklyn, photos.
"Duke Power plans building
addition" 2/23/63, p. 1B. 5-story addition at 422 S. Church St.
"Cross-shaped nursing unit
fast becoming showpiece" 3/1/63, p. 1B. Methodist Homes on
Shamrock Dr., photo.
"There is joy in Red
Cross" 3/3/63, p. 1D. Photos of new quarters at 2425 Park Rd.
"Norman development planned
by counties" 3/6/63, p. 1B. Land use plan to set up uniform
"The Levins have faith in
downtown" 3/8/63, p. 27A. New Lebo's planned for 124 E. Trade.
"UCS board starts plans for
Building" 3/9/63, p. 1B. United Community Services - in Brooklyn
"Turnabout gums up slum
plans" 3/14/63, p. 1C. Schools want more Brooklyn land than
"100 new homes to be built
here" 3/17/63, p. 1D. Churchill Downs by Marsh-Broadway
Construction Co. Will be north of Sharon Amity and east of Old Sardis.
"Clearing slums is slow,
painful process" 3/17/63, p. 1D. Also "Land comes slowly for
redevelopers" same page. Photo of 2nd St. houses.
"Ervin will build 773
houses" 3/19/63, p. 1B. Plus 50 apartments in 'Wintergreen' off
West Blvd., just west of Old Steele Creek Rd.
"2nd Ward site snag cleared
up" 3/20/63, p. 1C. Discusses site of future 2nd Ward High School
in former Brooklyn area.
"Costs split architect,
schoolmen" 3/22/63, p. 1C. J.N. Pease Associates have had
problems at Myers Park High addition - cost overruns.
"Go-ahead for 3rd renewal
area sought" 3/23/63, p. 1B. 3rd slum clearance project in
Photo feature comparing Charlotte
& Atlanta, 5 photos of new Charlotte buildings - 3/24/63, p. 1D.
"Lake Norman reported
full" 3/25/63, p. 1B. Two photos.
"Integrated housing is his
aim" 3/25/63, p. 1B. Dr. R.A. Hawkins says public housing should
be integrated, not separated by Negro and elderly whites.
"Lake Norman lots are being
leased" 3/26/63, p. 1B. 2,000 lots with 12 year leases.
"South Branch is opened for
library" 4/1/63, p. 1C. New building at 4724 Sharon Rd.
"Charlotte College gets an
arboretum" 4/1/63, p. 1C. 37 acres dedicated.
"Strietman Warehouse to
expand" 4/6/63, p. 1B. One-story addition on Thrift Rd.
"Riegel to build new plant
near Matthews" 4/7/63, p. 1B. $2 million program for Hwy.51 north
of Matthews and another at 4630 Pineville Rd.
"School Board might yield on
center site" 4/10/63, p. 1B. Might build their education center
in proposed government plaza.
"City to get new medical
building" 4/11/63, p. 1B. 14 stories at Morehead and Edgehill,
photo of proposed model. Conrad Taylor is architect.
"Chamber of Commerce plugs
plan for school center" 4/11/63, p. 1B. Government plaza area
"Matthews will get new
plant" 4/11/63, p. 1B. Westbury Knitwear Co., west of Matthews on
Old Monroe Rd.
"State may take Polk park
site" 4/13/63, p. 1B. By condemnation.
"550 home subdivision to be
built" 4/16/63, p. 1B. Crosland project in SE Charlotte,
"Chocolate, cocoa firm
building plant in city" 4/18/63, p. 1C. At N. Davidson and
Norwell - the Ambrosia Chocolate Co.
"Charlotte firm will spend
$1.5 million in expansion" 4/22/63, p. 1C. The Di-Man-Ply Co.,
78,500 sq. ft. in Seaboard Industrial Park.
"400 attend dedication of
school" 4/22/63, p. 1C. Coulwood Jr. High.
"Planetarium gift to pay
half of cost" 4/24/63, p. 1B. At the Children's Nature Museum,
"Medical Center plan
approved by house" 4/26/63, p. 1B. Charlotte is being considered
for a training center.
"Ervin to construct 8-story
building" 4/28/63, p. 1B. Office on East Blvd. at Pierson Dr.
will be called the Ervin Building. Ferebee & Walters are the
"New postal unit opens here
today" 4/29/63, p. 1C. New building at 1200 Baxter St.
"New junior high school is
dedicated" 4/29/63, p. 1C. J.T. Williams Jr. High.
"Mint Museum plans 250,000
addition" 4/30/63, p. 1B. A.G. Odell is architect.
"Cornelius adopts first
zoning law" 5/3/63, p. 1B.
"Model homes invited the
carriage trade" 5/6/63, p. 1B. Festival of Homes opens.
"New building for doctors is
started" 5/6/63, p. 1B. Providence Medical Center will build
3-story offices for doctors. To be located at Providence, Caswell and
"Schools to build TV
unit" 5/9/63, p. 1B. On 24 acre site off Independence.
"State ready to start
Kenilworth extension" 5/10/63, p. 1C. There are still some
"Parks don't grow on
trees" 5/13/63, p. 1B. Planning for city/county parks.
"Residents organize to
battle urban pressure" 5/14, 63, p. 1B. Harding Place and
Greennwood Cliff form neighborhood improvement associations.
"Start on co-op apartment
building due within 90 days" 5/15/63, p. 12A. Kimber-Lee
Apartments near Park Road Shopping Center, architect's drawing.
"Blight begins to disappear
when community pitches in" 5/19/63, p. 1D. Greenville community,
"Y building is delayed until
fall" 5/21/63, p. 1B. YWCA project by Pease.
"Southern belt-road routes
junked; new start planned" 5/23/63, p. 1C. Map.
"'Packaged' house sales
paying off" 5/25/63, p. 1B. Selling off foreclosed houses.
"Rail project rolling
along" 5/26/63, p. 1B. On west side of Southern Railway tracks.
"Ervin firm plans more
apartments" 5/28/63, p. 1B. On Dresden Dr., off Independence.
"Huntersville Hospital gets
U.S. grant" 5/28/63, p. 1B. For expansion.
"Airport bids awarded"
6/4/63, p. 1B. To Walker & Whiteside of Greenville and Davie
Contractors of Mocksville.
"Ervin work force will be
increased by 350" 6/5/63, p. 1B.
"Good Samaritan cost is
raised $222,000" 6/6/63, p. 1C. Problems with the reconstruction
of the east wing. City-County study unit is appointed.
"Joint police building study
OK'd" 6/6/63, p. 1C. New building to be planned for city and
"Huntersville moves to ban
apartments" 6/7/63, p. 1C. Until they can adopt a zoning
"Huntersville residents win
partial victory in zone battle" 6/10/63, p. 1B. Greenfield Park
residents want to keep out apartments.
"Approval, loan for next
slum project sought" 6/13/63, p. 1C. City asks for $2.5 million
for 2nd Brooklyn renewal section.
"Terry breaks ground for
Eastern addition" 6/14/63, p. 1C. Eastern Airlines reservation
center, Pease Construction Co.
"How much permanence in Good
Samaritan renovation?" 6/17/63, p. 1C. A 'news analysis'.
"Wilson Grove site picked
for senior high school" 5/20/63, p. 1C.
"New building will have 37
apartments" 6/23/63, p. 2C. In Myers Park on Roswell Ave., Adams
& Albright Investments.
"Old and new in
skyline" 6/24/63, p. 1B. Photo: Wilder Building, Jefferson
Standard and Cutter Building.
"REA Express planning new
building near rail terminal" 6/28/63, p. 10A. Architect's sketch.
"J.P. Stevens plans new
building here" 6/29/63, p. 1B. 10 acre site near Eastern Airlines
on Fairview. James J. Harris to build and finance.
"Ervin plans 1,000 homes
east of city" 6/30/63, p. 1D. On Idlewild. $18.5 million worth of
Photo of new wing of Memorial
Hospital, 6/30/63, p. 1D.
"New school tailor made for
education" 7/5/63, p. 1B. On Rama Rd., an elementary school.
"Sites for 600 low-rent
units for city are chosen" 7/6/63, p. 1B. $6 million project.
"J. A. Jones just keeps on
building" 7/7/63, p. 15A. 3 photos.
"Housing sites due
appraisal" 7/9/63, p. 1B. Buying land for public housing units.
"Center for aged location
sought" 7/9/63, p. 4B. Northern downtown site for 175-unit public
housing for elderly. Looking at block bounded by 9th, 10th, Church and
"Subdivision plan gets close
look" 7/10/63, p. 1B.
"$1 million restaurant,
motel to be built here" 7/13/63, p. 1B. Horne's restaurant and
100-unit motor lodge at corner of I85 and Thrift Rd.
"Old church seeing last
days" 7/18/63, p. 17A. Friendship Baptist to be torn down for
urban redevelopment; new church to be built at N. Woods Dr. and
Beatties Ford Rd. Photo of old church.
"NCNB plans 13th branch at
Cotswold" 7/23/63, p. 1B. In shopping center at Randolph and
"Reducing cost of new school
to be studied" 7/24/63, p. 1C. Huntingtown Farms Elementary on
"72-house development is
planned" 7/26/63, p. 1C. Randolph & Sardis Rd. area. John
Thomasson Construction Co. and Starnes Construction Co.
"Builder here is planning
121 homes" 7/27/63, p. 1B. By Crosland in Hampshire Hills off the
"Facility prestige shopping
center" and "Cotswold event today" 7/31/63, p. 4D.
Grand opening of Cotswold Shopping Center. Photos here and on page 5D.
"Cotswold is traditionally a
prestige name for living or shopping area" 7/31/63, p. 8D. 4
"Big motel is planned on
Wilkinson" 8/1/63, p. 1C. 10 story, $2.5 million, 3500 block of
"Johnson C. Smith plans
apartment project here" 8/6/63, p. 1B. $3 million project at
Beatties Ford & I85. 200 apartment.
"Local office building to
get addition" 8/10/63, p. 1B. Jefferson Standard at 301 S. Tryon.
J.N. Pease, architect.
"Director of school
construction resigns" 8/14/63, p. 1B. James Bell to open his own
"Hospital project feels cash
pinch" 8/14/63, p. 1B. Charlotte Rehabilitation Hospital.
Architect's sketch of expansion.
building funds short" 8/15/63, p. 1C. Bids opened for Chronic
Disease Hospital. C. P. Street Construction Co. was low bid.
"Local firm plans new
warehouse" 8/17/63, p. 1B. Tar Heel Sash & Door at Yancy and
"City college keeps
symmetrical look" 8/19/63, p. 1D. New 70,000 sq.ft. Classroom
"Downtown grocery store
property is purchased" 8/19/63, p. 1D. Colonial Stores project at
200 N. College St.
"A frame house named 'the
Roof' by workmen" 8/22/63, p. 1C. Jack Pentes' house at Sharon
Hills Rd. Photos.
"Merchandise Mart: solid
addition to city pays off" 8/25/63, p. 6B. Building is 22 months
"Expressway’s final link
is blueprinted" 8/29/63, p. 1C. North-South expressway, map.
"Town meeting will hear
school construction plans" 9/2/63, p. 1B.
"Local bank opens 1st
branch today" 9/3/63, p. 1B. Citizens Bank at 3558 Wilkinson
"140-acre annexation planned
by Davidson" 9/5/63, p. 1C. On east side.
controversial zoning" 9/6/63, p. 1C.
"Lutherans to move into new
church Sunday" 9/7/63, p. 4B. St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran at
4013 Shamrock. Also mentions groundbreaking for new Methodist Church
on Steele Creek.
Special section (Section C) for
National Home Week. 9/7/63. Includes lots of ads, photos. Maurice
Neiman’s contemporary home at 1930 Providence, Hatley home at 6901
Folger Drive and others.
"Construction of apartments
slowing down" 9/7/63, p. 19C.
annexation" 9/11/63, p. 1B. 4.5 sq. miles south of town.
"$647,899 is low bid to
build student union" 9/13/63, p. 1C. Johnson C. Smith University.
Coble Construction Co. is low bid. Architect is A.G. Odell.
"Two apartment projects get
under way here" 9/14/63, p. 1B. Crosland Old Towne Apartments and
the third phase of Green Oaks.
"Firm plans big shopping
center here" 9/17/63, p. 1B. Luther Herrin will develop at
Eastway Dr. and the Plaza.
"New center for elderly
proposed" 9/21/63, p. 1B. 175 unit apartment building.
"Big shopping unit planned
on Tryon" 9/22/63, p. 1C. 25-acre tract at N. Tryon and Sugar
Creek. Harlee Quattlebaum Construction Co. Thomas Parker is the
parade of homes will open today" 8/22/63, p. 5G. Special section,
lots of photos from several builders.
"Kavanaugh-Smith enters idea
home" 9/22/63, p. 9G. Two photos of 1619 Redcoat Dr.
"Co-op apartment is planned
here" 9/25/63, p. 10A. At Queens and Granville Rds.
"Walter W. Hook, architect,
dies of heart attack at 61" 9/30/63, p. 1B. Photo.
"General Foods opens in
Arrowood" 10/4/63, p. 22A. Also: "New building model of
"Model home project pays
off" 10/8/63, p. 4C. Photo of house at 1207 Crown Ct. built by
"Another tall one on Tryon?"
10/9/63, p. 1B. Home Federal Savings and Loan, a 5-12 story building
at S. Tryon and 4th St.
"Fund drive is opened by
Wilmith" 10/9/63, p. 1B. For new alcohol treatment hospital.
"Education Center site still
vague" 10/12/63, p. 1B. For ETV station, next to Coliseum
"Davidson to annex town
water company" 10/20/63, p. 1C.
"First Baptist may leave
downtown" 10/22/63, p. 1B. Perhaps to move to Sharon Rd.
slum-clearance plan to be aired today" 10/23/63, p. 1B.
"Children’s Nature Museum
to have new planetarium" 10/24/63, p. 1C. Sketch by architect
"Sewage plant bids total
$5.3 million" 10/25/63, p. 1C. Rea Construction Co. had low bid.
To be built at junction of McAlpine and McMullen creeks.
"Renewal area site for
center likely" 10/25/63, p. 1C. Education Center.
"$3 million Wesley nursing
center is opened" 10/27/63, p. 1C. On Shamrock Dr., photos.
"Renovation of ‘old’
hospital complete" 10/27/63, p. 1C. Memorial Hospital.
church will stay downtown" 10/28/63, p. 1B.
"Jury says new jail, police
station needed" 10/29/63, p. 1B. Grand jury report.
"New industrial park is
being built here" 10/31/63, p. 1B. $2 million Aluminum City, USA
in 6500 block of Pineville Rd. Ervin Construction Co.
"School bus center cost,
size catches board off guard" 11/7/63, p. 1C. Construction
underway at Craig Ave.
"Drum plant to open"
11/8/63, p. 1C. Florida Steel Drum Co. at 4227 N. Graham.
"Redevelopment unit OKs 2nd
Brooklyn plan" 11/14/63, p. 5A. 5 block area between courthouse
and Independence Blvd.
"Town hall bonds talked by
Pineville" 11/14/63, p. 1B. Plans to build a combination town
hall and telephone exchange.
"Big building, motel may
form plaza" 11/16/63, p. 1B. $3 million on Kings Dr. ‘Kings
Drive Plaza, developed by Hemingway and Pappas.
"City college renovations to
be Okd" 11/18/63, p. 1C. Charlotte Community College (Elizabeth
"Old ‘Good Samaritan’
gets new wing and new name" 11/18/63, p. 1C. Dedication of new
"New mental-health center is
proposed" 11/21/63, p. 1D. Estimate a $2 million facility is
"City College expansion plan
OK’d" 11/27/63, p. 1B. 11 construction and improvement
"Low rent apartment house OK’d"
11/28/63, p. 1B. 175 units for elderly to be built in block bounded by
9th, 10th, Poplar and Church streets. Design by
"14th branch of
library is sought" 11/30/63, p. 1B. For Coulwood-Oakdale area.
tradition" 12/1/63, p. 11B. Hobart Smith Construction Co. won’t
show new houses on Sundays.
"Prospective buyers eye slum
land" 12/3/63, p. 1B. Mentions interest of YWCA, United Community
Services, AME Zion Publishing House and City.
"Low-rent apartment loan OK’d"
12/4/63, p. 1C. 17 units for elderly.
"Zoning plan protested in
Matthews" 12/5/63, p. 1B. New plan debated.
"Hearing on slums
today" 12/9/63, p. 1B. 9 block section between court house and
clearance project starts soon" 12/10/63, p. 1B.
"House of Prayer bows to
progress" 12/12/63, p. 2V. McCollough’ house to be razed as
well as church at 310 S. McDowell.
"Board pushes building
plans" 12/12/63, p. 1D. $10 million for 20 projects. Article
mentions several sites.
"County buys part of block
for $141,241" 12/13/63, p. 1C. 10 lots are purchased for
additional county offices.
Center will expand" 12/16/63, p. 1C. $750,000 building on Old
"East Morehead to get ‘Red
Carpet’ motel" 12/20/63, p. 1C. $1.7 million project, architect’s
Photo of new wing at Memorial
Hospital, 12/26/63, p. 1B.
"Wesley Center has 250
beds" 12/26/63, p. 1B. 3700 Shamrock. Article says this is the
only private hospital construction during the past year.
"If House of Prayer topples,
Bishop pledges bigger one" 12/28/63, p. 1B. Location
1964 – 1964 –
1964 – 1964 - 1964
"Nice day for a dedication:
St. Luke’s officially opens" 1/6/64, p. 1B. Photo.
"City tract is sought for
school" 1/8/64, p. 1B. Site next to Evergreen Cemetery.
"West Charlotte play center
to open" 1/10/64, p. 1C. New recreation center is dedicated.
"Presbyterians will build
home for elderly in city" 1/10/64, p. 1C. No architect or site
yet but planning a facility for 100 residents.
"A house in six days?"
1/12/64, p. 5E. Huski-Bilt Inc. does it at 5700 N. Tryon – 5 photos.
"New Emmanuel faces future
determined to ‘keep going’" 1/13/64, p. 1B. Church building
is lost to redevelopment but they hope to raise money for a new one.
"Negroes protest rental-unit
plan" 1/21/64, p. 1B. Residents of University Park resist rental
development in their neighborhood.
"Architects to hear urban
redevelopment authorities" 1/23/64, p. 20A. A meeting of N.C.
architects. Photos of Haskell, Ferebee and Carroll.
"Architecture needs critics
prof says" 1/25/64, p. 1B. Speech at meeting of N.C. Architects.
"Charlotte architect wins
award for Red Cross Chapter building. 1/25/64, p. 6D. Architect was
Charles H. Wheatley & Assoc., two photos.
"McAlway apartment units
rising" 1/25/64, p. 6D. At McAlway and Walker. The developer is
"Housing unit to buy land
for apartments" 1/27/64, p. 6B. 425 low rent units in First Ward.
"Scaleybark apartments being
built" 1/31/64, p. 1C. 211 units at Scaleybark and South Blvd.
"Downtown Negro church to
move" 2/12/64, p. 1B. 1st Baptist will move to new
brick building near University Park School.
"600 acres promised by
Lowe" 2/13/64, p. 1C. For addition to Charlotte College campus.
"Architects tell city to
redevelop patiently" 2/18/64, p. 9A. Charles Wheatley, president
of Charlotte section of AIA, addresses City Council.
"Houses sold to clear path
for 4-laned highway 21" 2/22/64, p. 1B. Acquired by condemnation.
"City is given little choice
in routing of belt-line link" 2/26/64, p. 1C. map.
Photo of Forest Hill Presbyterian
Church under construction at 1040 Woodlawn. ‘Modern roof’.
2/28/64, p. 1C
"New housing will feature
aluminum" 2/28/64, p. 1C. Low-cost housing project by Ervin on
500 acres near Beatties Ford Rd.
"Planetarium will open in
July" 3/1/64, p. 1B.
"Post office scheduled at
Eastway" 3/5/64, p. 6B. At Eastway Shopping Center. Contract goes
to Newell Properties.
"C of C board backs southern
belt route" 3/12/64, p. 1C.
"Three schools rising along
future belt roads" 3/13/64, p. 1C. Quail Hollow Jr. High on Park
Rd., Rama Rd. Elementary, Huntingtown Farms Elementary on Starbrook
"Alexander Center grant is
approved" 3/21/64, p. 1B. To build new $900,000 center for
emotionally disturbed children near Matthews.
"Big downtown motel is
planned" 3/22/64, p. 1C. Spangler will build 156 units on N.
Tryon. ‘Executive Motor Inn’.
"120 residents plan road
fight" 3/28/64, p. 1B. Tyvola area folks don’t want the belt
"$1.1 million sought for
health center" 4/1/64, p. 1B. 34,200 sq. ft. building in Brooklyn
-–a mental health facility.
"Council looks anew for
belt-road route" 4/2/64, p. 1C.
"City housing code
challenged in suit" 4/2/64, p. 1C. James Walker, Baptist
minister, takes city to court.
"Ervin will build 400
apartments" 4/5/64, p. 1C. At I85 between Statesville and Derita.
"ABC board will build new
office" 4/8/64, p. 1B. In Brooklyn renewal area.
"Drive is over the top"
4/10/64, p. 1B. For new Alexander Children’s Center building.
"Colleges like Rome, take
time" 4/13/64, p. 1B. Sketch and photo of buildings at Charlotte
"New jail, combined police
center asked" 4/15/64, p. 1B. Need two new buildings by 1966.
Diagram on page 15A.
"Humble adds branch
here" 4/16/64, p. 1C. Humble Oil will add wing to office at 1600
Woodlawn – expanding with 165 new jobs.
"Airport will get covered
concourse" 4/23/64, p. 1C.
"County may pay cost of
building new jail" 4/23/64, p. 1C.
"New school is custom
tailored" 5/3/64, p. 1C. Rama Rd. Elementary. 4 photos.
"29 named to hospital study
unit" 5/4/64, p. 1B. To lay groundwork for a 5th
general hospital in Charlotte.
"Councilmen say belt road to
take golf course route" 5/5/64, p. 1A. Myers Parks folks are up
in arms. Map.
"Ervin offers club $1
million, but belt road still opposed" 5/6/64, p. 1B.
"Charlotte Memorial begins
opening large new wing" 5/7/64, p. 9A.
"Ervin puts $1 million offer
to club in writing" 5/7/64, p. 1B.
"Myers Park rejects Ervins
offer to buy part of golf course" 5/8/64, p. 1B.
"ETV Studio called one of
best" 5/9/64, p. 1B. To open in fall at 42 Coliseum Dr., photo.
"City, state OK new
belt-road study on costs" 5/9/64, p. 1B. Builder Ervin raised
"Trustees boost fund
requests" 5/13/64, p. 1C. For Charlotte College buildings. Sketch
of proposed engineering building by A. G. Odell.
"Tree firm may build lab
here" 5/13/64, p. 1C. In western part of county.
"Ervin belt proposition
withdrawn" 5/23/64, p. 1B.
"Lake shore residences
planned" 5/27/64, p. 1C. Builder is Dwight Phillips. ‘Westport’,
on western shore of lake is for 800 families.
"Low bids for Selwyn
indicate $108,416 cost" 5/28/64, p. 24A. Selwyn Elementary
School. Lawson construction makes low bid.
"New theatre is thoroughly
christened" 5/29/64, p. 17B. Park Terrace Theatre in Park Road
"Bids near on renewal
land" 6/6/64, p. 1C. Sketch of new ABC building on Second St.
"Mayor asks for new look at
original belt-road route" 6/5/64, p. 1C. Looks like he’s caving
in to the Myers Park folks.
"Tenant signed for Cotswold
office building" 6/6/64, p. 1B. To be built by Sharon Corp. in
Cotswold Shopping Center. Charles Connelly and Assoc. are architects.
"Club estimates cost of
moving" 6/7/64, p. 1B. Says it will cost $2.4 million. Myers Park
Country Club would rather not move.
"U.S. agency OKs 2nd
slum project" 6/9/64, p. 1C. 42-acre tract between court house
"Providence Road will get
3-story building" 6/10/64, p. 40,000 sq. ft. Thies Trust building
on Providence Rd. Sketch.
"Nature Museum is getting
30-ton hat fitted for size" 6/17/64, p. 1B. Planetarium under
"Baptists to study new
site" 6/18/64, p. 1C. Brooklyn area considered for 1st
Baptist Church. Block bounded by Stonewall, Caldwell, 1st
Photos of new planetarium.
6/19/64, p. 1C.
"Furniture store to move in
fall" 6/24/64, p. 6A. To new building at 811 Providence.
"Fourth renewal planning
grant gets approval" 6/24/64, p. 1B. Area bounded by
Independence, S. McDowell, Sugar Creek and Greenwood Cliff.
"Second great Kmart opens
today" 6/25/64, p. 22A. On Independence Blvd.
considering moving to Brooklyn site" 6/29/64, p. 1C. 5-acre