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Housing/Building Information

Date (1946)

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HEADLINE

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1 Jan

1A

HOUSING SURVEY COMPLETED BY THE NEWS:

Describes a ‘housing crisis’; great need for small houses for vets

2 Jan

1 B

CITY RECEIVES HOUSING FUND APPLICATIONS:

 

2 Jan

7 A

$41,000 IN CONSTRUCTION

6 bldg permits issued. Goode Construction new fronts and repairs 201-209 N. Tryon plans by M. R. Marsh. 2 story building, 608, & 610 W Morehead . Repair shop, 916 Norris. Refrigerator plant 919 N. Graham. Cafe, 423 S. Caldwell.

3 Jan

1B

HOUSING AUTHORITY PAYS CITY $7,731 PLANNING BOARD TO TACKLE STREET PROBLEM.

J. N. Pease and Co. consulting engineers to formulate zoning plan. Streets to be extended, widened, set back lines to be determined, city to be divided into 6 zones.

3 Jan

1B

HOOK BUILDING IS UNDERTAKEN

W. Trade St. between Poplar and Mint. 2 story "monolithic construction" . Southeastern Construction Co. Hook office to be on 2nd, floor. 8 ft. back from street line.

3 Jan

1B

COLLEGE & 7TH. PROPERTY TRANSFORMED

SW corner N. College & 7th. warehouse for Norfolk Southern Warehouse co.

4 Jan

1B

LARGE TRACT PURCHASED

Corner Central and Westover, by Dwight L. Phillips.

7 Jan

1A

CRITTENTON HOME SOLD

Old home on McDowell. New home to be built next to Memorial Hosp. J. A. Jones Construction Co.

9 Jan

11A

FIRM PLANS BUILDING

605 S. Tryon office for Charlotte finance co.

9 Jan

1B

DAVIDSON PLANNING TO START CONSTRUCTION OF NEW GYM

Architects, Atwood & Weeks, Durham.

9 Jan

1B

BUILDING IS AUTHORISED

Marsh Realty, 3 duplex dwellings, 1824 Hillside Dr. 1629 & 1710 Garden Terr.

1904 Club Rd.

9 Jan

1B

LOT IS SOLD FOR $65,000

S. Tryon between E. Hill and Railway. Auto Finance Co. to build, architect Charles Connelly.

10 Jan

1A

NATIONAL CARBON TO BUY PLANT

Reconstruction Finance Co. sells National Carbon a military battery plant in Hoskins area for production batteries.

10 Jan

12A

TO COMBINE 2 BUILDINGS

Plans by M. R. Marsh, architect, for Frazer and Kaiser cars. Plate glass frontage. 109-115 W. 1st. St.

10 Jan

1B

NEW STORE BEING BUILT

1016-1018 Central Av. Adjoining Big Star Grocery, at Louise.

11 Jan

7A

ARCHITECTS DRAWING OF NEW GYM – DAVIDSON COLLEGE

11 Jan

16A

CITY INSTALLING NEW STREETLIGHT SYSTEM

11 Jan

1B

WILL DEVELOP 83 ACRE TRACT

Bet. Monroe & Commonwealth, Oakhurst school area. J. M. Wallace to build subdivision, along same lines as Green Hills, also on Commonwealth.

11 Jan

1B

FIRM PLANS EXPANSION

Whitehead Tire Co. to move to 527 S. College, to remodeled building. Modernistic glass front wall, parking in front.

12 Jan

7A

MILLS PLAN EXPANSION

Highland Park 3 & Johnston Mill. J. A. Jones Construction Co.

 

9A

BEST SHOPS REMODDELING

203-5 N. Tryon. Plate glass window. Goode Construction , M. B. Marsh , architect.

 

11A

DEVELOPMENTS ARE APPROVED

Lex Marsh Jr. plans for 40 houses in sub. on W. Blvd. Begun in 1941 by Marsh Realty.

C. D. Spangler annouc. Plans for construction of property off Selwyn, 2 blocks from Club Colony- Wakefield Park.

17 Jan

1B

TOTAL COST OF PROJECT IS $58,600

Permits for: 5 apartments, corner Laurel & Willoughby.

Warehouse, 217 W. 24th. St.

Other small buildings.

22 Jan

1B

BUILDING TOTALLING $291, 500 AUTHORIZED

Permits for: Highland Mill 3 addition.

332 W. 5th. Packard Motors, McDevitt & Street, architects

2425 Chesterfield.

1509 Central, ice cream stand.

 

1B

QUEENS COLLEGE PLANS 3RD, PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT DRIVE.

Plans for extensive building.

24 Jan

1B

CLINIC PLANS 6 STORY BUILDING

Nalle Clinic building at 412 N. Church. J.N. Pease & Co. (see later article.)

26 Jan

8A

MECKLENBURG HOTEL WORK GOES FORWARD AT ACCELLERATED PACE.

Modernization of the hotel.

 

1B

WILMINGTON MAN PLANS DEVELOPMENT

Office & warehouse, Wilkinson Blvd., nr. Dowd Rd.

28 Jan

1A

COUNTY SELLS LOT FOR $425,000

Old courthouse property, Tryon, & 3rd. Rumored that hotel will be built.

30 Jan

1B

NEWS PRINTING HOUSE WILL BUILD ON W. BLAND ST.

Designed by J. N. Pease. "Modern streamlined building"

Just off Tryon.

 

1B

NEW FIRM TO BUILD OFFICE & WAREHOUSE

Atando, S. Homes Inc.

31 Jan

1A

WBT PLANS TO SPEND $50,000 ON FM SET UP

To include new building, 1st. FM applic. approved for Charlotte.

1 Feb

1A

FAYETTEVILE CAPITALIST GIVES PLANS FOR PROJECT

Former Meck. Co. courthouse site. Plans to build ultra modern hotel, in response to need for Charlotte visitor and convention space. S. E. corner S. Tryon and E. 3rd.

2 Feb

2A

SET-BACK ORDINANCE GOES TO COUNCIL

25 ft. from center of street, downtown.

 

1B

3 DWELLINGS AUTHORIZED

2927 &3024 Somerset Dr., 128 W. 30th.

4 Feb

10A

CHURCH TO ASK BIDS

Plans for new parish house for Christ Church Episcopal presented by Louis Ashbury, and Otto F. Langmann. Beverly Dr. & Providence Rd.

5 Feb

1B

PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR ERRECTION OF 600 PREFABRICATED HOUSES.

T. A. Frank will begin work soon.

 

1B

PLANS MADE FOR APPARTMENT

Corner Scott & E. Blvd.

 

1B

TALK PLANS FOR HOME

First United Methodist Home for the Aged to be built – old Hezekiah Alexander land.

8 Feb

1B

$22,900 IN CONSTRUCTION

Permits for : Soda shop & residence, 912 E. 4th. St., plans by Southern Engineering Co.

1716 Club Rd.

1212 Gordon St., shop

1537 Cliffwood Pl. , soda shop

9 Feb

2A

PARTS CO. WILL BUILD

300-310 E. 7th. St. Southern Bearings and Parts. Plans M.R. Marsh.

 

2A

DWELLINGS, STORE ARE AUTHORIZED.

401-03 Woodvale Pl.

526 E. 1st. house

1008 E. 7th. store.

 

1B

MARSH BEGINS HOME BUILDING PROGRAM

20-30 duplexes to be built for vets, Garden Terr., Hillside Dr. Marsh is first builder in Charlotte to announce extensive plans for building rentals.

11 Feb

2A

HICKS EQUIPMENT CO. PLANNING EXPANSION

W. Liddel St. Steel warehouse, brick showroom, bet. S. Railroad & N. Church. Southeastern Construction Co.

 

1B

$118000 IN CONSTRUCTION

Permits for : 15 houses

114-6 W. Bland St. Charlotte News Printing, plans by J. N. Pease Co.

14 Feb

6A

HOTEL READY TO EXPAND

12 story addit. to Hotel William R. Barringer. Leonard Schultse, New York architect. Rear of hotel facing E. 8th. St.

 

1B

EXPANSION MAY EXCEED $400,000

Site purchased W. Blvd. bet. S. Blvd. & Southern Railroad for expansion Foremost Farms’ milk processing plant.

15 Feb

1B

STEFFEY STEWART CO. PLANNING BIG EXPANSION

Large manu. plant, S. Blvd., nr. Intersection with Ideal Way Ext. Men’s cotton work pants.

 

1B

NEW CHURCH IS PLANNED

Thrift & Bradford. Design – Louis Asbury, construction – J. A. Jones. Southern Col. Style.

16 Feb

1B

PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR $100,000 IN CONSTRUCTION

Ice cream plant for MacAnne Ice Cream Co. E. Morehead & Myrtle, designed by Charles W. Connelly, contractors, V. P. Loftis and Co.

 

1B

WELDING CO. WILL ERECT BUILDING

1531 Camden Rd. for Weldone Welding Assoc. Concrete, steel, porcelain, and enamel facing, stainless steel and glass building blocks.

 

1B

LOFTIS GETS CONTRACTS

Addit. to Heath Motor Co., W. 5th. & Pine.

Office & warehouse for J. H. Clarke, landscape arch., Moretz Av. Just off Hutchinson.

19 Feb

7A

LOCAL MOTOR FIRM PLANS 2 PROJECTS

Showroom at S. Poplar & 3rd.J. A. Jones, construction.

318 W. 5th. addit to existing building.

20 Feb

7A

BUILDING AT HIGH LEVELS

Permits for : Interstate Milling Co. 620 W. 10th. J. N. Pease & Co., arch., J. A. Jones, construction.- head house and grain bins.

Hardware store 1517 Central.

Cafe, 627 Belmont.

20 Feb

1B

NEW CHAPEL GIVEN TO QUEENS COLLEGE

Gift of W. Henry Belk, facing Selwyn at Ratcliffe. Georgian design.

21 Feb

1B

FIRM IS EXPANDING

Remodeled plant, at 219 W. Worthington Ave. Atlantic Supply Co., dealers in textile machinery.

 

1B

11 DWELLINGS AUTHORIZED

Permits to contractor David B. Crosland. 1300 block Bethel Rd.

1336, Marguerite Ave.

23 Feb

1B

FIRM BEGINS WORK SOON

Carolina Plastics Co. open new plant at 2801 N. Tryon, to produce plexiglass, lucite, and other plastics.

 

9B

JEWS PLAN NEW TEMPLE

Beth-el, Providence bet. Scotland Ave. and Briar Creek.

25 Feb

1B

COUNTY AGREES TO SELL OLD JAIL

S E corner Mint and 3rd,

26 Feb

1B

PREFABRICATED HOMES, NEW FIRM TACKLES HOUSING SHORTAGE.

Gaw-Jones, distributing prefabs in Charlotte. 4 houses already under construction. 2 on Somerset Dr. 1 on Country Club Dr.

 

1B

WORK UNDER WAY ON NEW PLANT

End of W. Trade , concrete block, 1 story. For Linde Air Products.

27 Feb

10A

ISSUE PERMIT FOR THEATER

605 Providence Rd., for theater and stores.

Also, 2018 Hastings Dr. J. A. Stinhouse arch.

Duplexes at 444 Clement, and 500 Keswick Ave.

 

1B

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNED

75 new homes, Myers Park, Princeton and Hastings Dr. extended, Bucknell Ave. opened. At least 50% to be 1 story. Stephens Co.

28 Feb

2A

CHURCH AQUIRES LOT ON PLAZA

Education Building and parsonage, for Holy Trinity Lutheran at Belle Terrace and Plaza.

1 Mar

1B

W. 2ND. STREET STRUCTURE PURCHASED

Southeastern Construction Co. selling old offices, plan to build new ones opp.

2 Mar

1B

BLACK FARM IS SOLD FOR DEVELOPMENT

On Plaza nr. city limits

4 Mar

1B

CROSLAND TO BEGIN WORK ON 50 HOMES PLAZA HILLS DEVELOPMENT IS PLANNED

300 lots, 50 homes for vets. Plaza Heights school nearby.

5 Mar

1B

BUILDING PERMITS FOR DAY TOTAL $34,900

Including, warehouse, designed by Charles W. Connelly, Thrift Rd.

6 Mar

9A

NEW BUILDING PLANNED

M & J Finance Co. 715 S Tryon . V. W. Breeze, Shelby arch.

6 Mar

1B

SHARON PARK PLANS BIG EXPANSION

Sharon Memorial Park cemetery, Monroe Rd....Mausoleum, admin. Bldg. , chapel & tower. Cecil E. Bryson, Californian arch.

 

1B

PLANS FOR NEW CLINIC

3 story 115 E. 1st. Louis Asbury, arch. Brick, new radiant heat method, 1st. floor terrazo. Chiropractic clinic.

8 Mar

1B

NEW HOTEL FOR NEGROES

Conversion old Crittenton home, N. McDowell, into modern, 3 story hotel, the George Washington Carver. 1st. Negro hotel announced for Charlotte.

9 Mar

1B

$72,000 IN CONSTRUCTION

Lassiter press, addit. to plant at 1143 E. 4th. , arch. MR Marsh

12 room duplex, 2229 Commonwealth.

12 Mar

1B

WALGREENS REMODELLING

5th. & N. Tryon , alot of glass!

13 Mar

7A

BUILDING PERMITS HIT $89,800 IN 1 DAY

Meck . Motor Co. , 3rd. & Poplar, JA Jones Construction , Louis Asbury, arch.

4 houses, John Crosland, Skyland Ave.

618 Colville

209 W. 4th. office for J. A. Jones

217 S. Caldwell, Warehouse for parcel delivery.

112 N. Myers St. office / warehouse for J. M. Herlocker

 

1B

FREEDOM MEMORIAL PARK PLANS READY

J. B. Marshall, engineer, Harold B. Bursley, landscape arch. 110 acre tract, along Sugaw Creek, off E. Blvd. Describes planned buildings.

14 Mar

7A

FREEDOM MEMORIAL PARK BIDS ASKED

Central pavilion, including a bath house for the swimming pool, designed by Walter W. Hook. Plans for pool by Bursley, landscape arch.

 

10A

OPENING SET TOMORROW

Children’s shop reopened after remodeling, 207 N. Tryon. Plans, M. R. Marsh.

19 Mar

3A

25 FOOT SET BACK PROVISION APPROVED

 

10A

SURVEY IS PLANNED FOR INDUSTRIAL BELT

Chairman of planning board, C. W. Gilchrist announced that the Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Board will seek the co-op of the Railroads in making a survey.

20 Mar

1B

DUPONT TO GET NEW BUILDING

423-431 W. 4th. , across street from post office, adjacent to P. & N. RR. J. N. Pease , arch. J. A. Jones, construction.

 

1B

CHURCH ST. LOT IS SOLD

NW corner N Church & W 8th. sold to Powers & Anderson, plan to build large office.

 

1B

PLAN 3 NEW FIRE HOUSES

Plaza / Commonwealth, S. Dilworth , & Myers Park.

21 Mar

1B

GROUND BREAKING FOR CRITTENTON HOME SET

Adj. To Mem. Hosp. Sugaw Creek at rear, Harding Pl. & Romany Rd. & hospital on other sides.

 

1B

CONTRACT FOR BUILDING

McDevitt & Street to build addt. To 124 College for Talbot furniture Co. at rear.

23 Mar

1B

ENGINEERS TO SURVEY MORRIS FIELD

In prep. for converting former air base into housing community for vets.

24 Mar

1A

MAY LIMIT CONSTRUCTION

Govt. plans to limit new bldg. Construction to essential residential and business structures.

 

1B

HOUSING AUTH. SET TO SIGN CONTRACT

For conversion of buildings at Morris Field to family dwellings.

24 Mar

1A

BUILDING RESTRICTIONS ORDERED

Objective to make more scarce building materials avail. For veterans homes.

26 Mar

1B

MARCH CONSTRUCTION.......

Largest enterprise approved this mo. , fur storage building, 1409, Elizabeth Ave.. Plans - International Steel Co.

27 Mar

7B

FEW HOMES GOING UP

Permits for 1609 N. Brevard, Railway Supply Co.

713 W. Trade, Southern Railway ice house.

Misc. houses

28 Mar

6A

CHURCH PLANS COMPLETED

Commonwealth Presbyterian, education building, W. W. Hook.

 

8B

SINGER CO. COMPLETES REMODELLING

223, S. Tryon

1 April

1B

32 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING TO BE COMPLETED

S.E. corner Berkely Ave. & E. Morehead. Charles Connelly, arch., V. P. Loftis contractor.

3 April

10A

NEW BUILDING

Atando Rd., A. G. Odell Jr. for Southern Homes, a new prefabricated building firm.

4 April

1B

$100,000 WAREHOUSE & WINERY TO BE BUILT HERE

Wilkinson Blvd. for Tenner Bro.

 

1B

QUEENS HIRES ARCHITECT

Perry Shaw & Hepburn of Boston to consult on new buildings. W. W. Hook, exec. arch.

12 April

11A

NEW FIRM WILL OPEN

Lefler Cement Block Co. 646 State St. new building.

15 April

2A

PARK UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Optimist Park, 18th. & 20th , Brevard & Caldwell

 

1B

NEW PLANT BEING BUILT

Modern Construction & Supply Co., Lancaster Ave. nr. Shuman.

18 April

8A

8 HOMES TO BE BUILT

M. R. Marsh, Sedgefield Rd. , Magnolia & Celia Aves.

20 April

1B

NEW DRIVE IN THEATER WILL BE BUILT HERE

Planned for Wilkinson Blvd. near Morris Field Rd., opposite existing drive in, by H. B. Meiselman, well known theater owner.

9 May

1B

LARGE HOME BUILDING PROGRAM BEGINS

C. D. Spangler of C. D. Spangler Construction Co. Plans to build 33 homes for vets, Ideal Way & Springdale Ave.

13 May

1B

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW PARK PROJECT

Freedom Memorial Park groundbreaking.

14 May

1A

WHITEHOUSE GETS HOME BUILDING BILL

Non residential building hit. CPA to be more strict.( Civilian Production Administration )

15 May

1B

PERMITS FOR 50 HOMES ARE ISSUED

To John Crosland Co. , Plaza Heights, Woodside Ave. Duncan Ave. Drummond, & Lunsford Pl.

21 May

1B

APPROX....... HOMES TO BE BUILT

50-60 homes by P. C. Rodwell Brookwood Park off Wilkinson Blvd., & scattered around Dilworth.

4 June

7A

START WORK ON HOUSES

Fordham Rd., Laxton Construction Co. 16 houses for vets.

5 June

1B

Permits, including: warehouse, designed by J. N. Pease & Co. 2114 Hutchinson Ave.

7 June

1B

$375,000 APARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED

NE corner of Queens & Granville, in Myers Park. Biltman Construction Co. of N. Y.

12 June

1B

LEGIONS HOUSING PROJECT IS LAUNCHED

Independence Post of the American Legion formed a non-profit corporation for the construction of houses for vets.

17 June

3A

PROPOSED THEATER

Ritz, at E. 7th & N. McDowell, planned by H.B. Meiselman, Asheville architect.

20 June

1B

HOME BUILDING PERMITS FILED

Marathon Realty, 8 duplexes Tremont Ave.

22 June

1A

JONES TO BUILD 50 HOUSES FOR LEGION

No location yet.

26 June

1B

JONES CO. IS AWARDED MORRIS FIELD HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

404 housing units.

28 June

1A

VETERAN HOSPITAL SITE SELECTED

McClintock Golf Course, Central Ave., 400 bed hospital planned.

 

1A

DEVELOPMENT IS PLANNED

Residential section planned adjacent to site of Vet. Hosp. Dwight Phillips, to include apartments for workers at the hosp.

 

2A

UPCHURCH CO. TO OPEN NEW BUILDING MONDAY

Corner 5th & Pine, Packard car sales.

29 June

1B

COLLEGE CENTER TO BE SET UP HERE

Plan to open college here by Sept.

1 July

12A

PAPER FIRM TO EXPAND

Dillard Paper Co. to build new steel & brick building N. Tryon & Dalton Ave.

 

1B

FUTURE HOMES FOR VETS

First home conversion at Morris field.

2 July

1B

PLANS MADE FOR COLLEGE CLASS

Plan to open college classes at Central High.

4 July

5A

CHURCH THAT CONGREGATION BUILT

Grier Heights.

12 July

1B

LARGE SITE PURCHASED FOR VET. HOMES

Country Club Hills, bought by Independence Post of the American Legion—50 homes for vets. J.A. Jones const. Between Albemarle Rd and Charlotte Country Club.

15 July

2A

PARK TO BE BETWEEN DAVIDSON AND CORNELIUS

Memorial park planned

19 July

8A

REMODELLING STORE

MR Marsh and Charles S. Telchin of NY arch. South East const. 101 N Tryon. Field’s Jewellers

24 July

1B

KINGS DRIVE LIKELY LOCATION FOR MEDICAL BLDG

10 story on King’s drive off Morehead. A.G. Odell Jr. arch; J.A. Jones const.

30 July

5A

PLANS FOR BIG RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS EXPANSION IN MINT HILL

31 July

1 B

NEWS PRINTING HOUSE OCCUPIES NEW HOME

114 W. Bland. Now completed.

31 July

1 B

CREDIT CONCERN PLANS TO ERECT BUILDING

S. Tryon 700 block near corner of E. Vance. Carolina Credit Company

1 Aug

1B

SEARS ROEBUCK PLANNING TO ERECT HUGE CENTER

N. Tryon. Large lots purchased.

2 Aug

11A

PLAN HOMES FOR VETS

100 homes off Park Rd. Coddington constr. J.A. Maccolm arch. Nr Selwyn

7 Aug

1 B

FIRM TO LAUNCH BUILDING PROJECT W/ 12 HOUSES

Shenandoah Park

12 Aug

1 B

ARCHITECT FOR FIRE HOUSES RECOMMENDED

M.R. Marsh. Firehouses at Commonwealth and Plaza and South Blvd.

20 Aug

1 B

CORPORATION PURCHASES $30,000 FACTORY SITE HERE

Mack Sanders Motors, Nash Autos at Trade, Myers, and 4th St.

 

1 B

VET HOSPITAL HERE TO INCLUDE ULTRA MODERN DESIGN FEATURES
Pease Engineering Firm in association w/ out of town companies.

24 Aug

1B

HOSPITAL TO DOUBLE SPACE

Charlotte Eye Ear and Throat. J.M. Pease arch.

 

1 B

SOUTH TRYON TRACT SOLD

607 S. Tryon, for Home Finance Co. office bldg.

26 Aug

1B

VETS MAY SOON GET PRE FAB HOUSES

New prefab on Winter St.

29 Aug

10 A

LIGGETTS DRUG STORE REOPENS NEW BUILDING ON INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

 

1B

CROSS TOWN ROUTE BEING SURVEYED

Link Monroe Rd. w/ West Side

30 Aug

1B

BUILDING IS GOING UP

917 S. McDowell

3 Sept

1B

$850,000 HOME CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

105 homes, Myers Park Manor. George S. Goodyear home builder. Tract bordered by Brandywine and Chelsea Ave

 

1B

CONSTRUCTION FIRM MOVES

Southeastern Construction Company moves to new building at 301 W. 2nd.

4 Sept

9A

Advert for Dixie Tag and Envelopes New Building. Atando Ave.

4 Sept

1 B

23 HOMES ... TO BE BUILT HERE

Lockwood Development. Bounded by N. Tryon, Hutchingson, Keswick, Plymouth.

5 Sept

1B

FIRM WILL BUILD HOUSES

Prefab homes by T. Mullis. Economy Building and Construction

16 Sept

1B

100 HOMES PLANNED....

American Investment Co. C.D. Spangler. Pharr Estate 47 acres off Providence, adjacent to Vernon Dr.

28 Sept

1B

STRUCTURE TO BE BUILT ON 3 LOTS

Big Star Supermarket. W. side of South Blvd between Park and Kingston. Plans by William Burnstall architect of Colonial Stores.

3 Oct

12A

HOUSE ON THE MOVE

House moved from future site of Harris supermarket, Plaza at Central.

5 Oct

2 A

MODERN PLANT

Douglas Furriers, 1415 Elizabeth Ave.

8 Oct

1B

SCHOENETH WILL BUILD 50 HOMES FOR VETS

For employees, on Mt. Vernon, Lexington & Kent Sts.

10 Oct

2A

ADVERT FOR NEW JEWELERS SHOP

104 N. Tryon St., M.B. Smith, Southeastern Construction Co.

18 Oct

1B

CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY

50 homes get CPA priority. Housing Corporation of the Independent Post of the American Legion. Country Club Hills, around Draper Ave. J. A. Jones Construction Co. Site is at city limits off the Albermarle Rd. Overlooks the Country Club Golf Course.

19 Oct

1A

U.S. PLANS $3,650,000 BUILDING HERE

P.O. announces plans for construction of annex to Federal Building.

 

1B

CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN

Country Club Hills development.

22 Oct

6A

ADVERT FOR EL MOROCCO SUPPER CLUB

Wilkinson Boulevard, architect, Auto Zanke, Greensborough. Built by Interstate Construction Co. No street address!

 

1B

2 BUILDINGS AUTHORIZED

Bakery , 1521 Central Ave. plans, M.W. Sloan.

Warehouse addit. 2921 N. Tryon , plans B. W. Bartholemew.

13 Nov

10A

KISER SHOPPING CENTER

2400 block of Wilkinson Blvd. Goode Construction Corp.

14 Nov

4B

KISER OPENING NEW SHOPPING CENTER DRAWS HUGE CROWDS.

21 Nov

1B

TUCKASEEGEE SHOPPING CENTER PLANNED

To include stores and movie house, 3300 block. L.Worth Harris.

6 Dec

1A

ROUTE NO. 1 IS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL

Cross-town boulevard........after much debate in previous issues over last few weeks.

9 Dec

1B

WILL START VETERANS CENTER

After much searching a site is found on E. Morehead near the Women’s Center.

10 Dec

1B

LEGION HOUSING PROJECT IS LAUNCHED

Groundbreaking for Country Club Hills.

16 Dec

11A

LOCAL HOME BUILDERS WELCOME END OF CONTROLS

Lifting of veterans priorities for residential buildings.

30 Dec

1B

RESTAURANT IS PLANNED

1615 South Blvd. Greenland Cafe.

? Dec

 

WILL DRAW SEARS BUILDING

Architectural firm, Shutz & Armistead of Atlanta.

     

1947

Date (1947)

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HEADLINE

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7 Jan

1B

CONTRACT FOR HOSPITAL LET

Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital to have 4th. floor. J.N. Pease, engineers, Atlantic Building Co. contractors.

8 Jan

9A

ADVERT FOR OCEAN FRESH SEA FOODS INC.

Charlotte’s newest seafood store, 915 S. McDowell.

15 Jan

9A

ADVERT FOR PROVIDENCE HARDWARE

603 Providence Rd., part of the new shopping center.

17 Jan

1B

$150,000 THEATER IS PLANNED

E. Morehead, nr. Kings Dr. Architect is Charles C. Benton Wilson. Owner is H. B. Meiselman.

24 Jan

1B

V. A. HOSPITAL PLANS NEAR COMPLETION

J.N. Pease and Watts Carr of Durham, architects.

 

1B

FIRM PLANS NEW HOME

Baker Equipment Engineering Co. new building on Hutchinson Ave. bet. Frankin and Moretz.

25 Jan

7A

MAP – CITY BUILDING ZONE MAP

28 Jan

1B

COUNTRY CLUB PLANS $350,000 PLANT

Myers Park Country Club, new clubhouse. Arch., Charles Connelly.

2 Feb

1B

NEW HOMES BEING BUILT

22 homes, Dowd Heights, Greenland Ave. off Wilkinson. Also on Lockhart Dr., Maryland Ave., Cumberland Ave. and Sterling Rd. W. J. Nivens Jr. of Nivens Construction Co.

5 Feb

1B

PLANS COMPLETED FOR METHODIST HOME UNITS

J. A. Jones, contractor. Marvin Helms, Charlotte arch.

6 Feb

5A

METHODIST HOME FOR THE AGED [picture of architects drawing]

7 Feb

1B

PICTURE OF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SHOWING SITE OF CRITTENTON HOME

7 Feb (also 12th, 7A)

1B

MECKLENBURG MOTORS GETS NEW PLANT

3rd at Poplar, J.A. Jones const.

15 Feb

8A

OPENING SET

Negro Doctor’s office; 422 ½ E. 2nd. Walter W. Hook. [photo]

27 Feb

6A

Advt. Formal opening Park Place Pharmacy. 613 Providence in Providence Shopping Ctr.

27 Feb

11B

CHURCH COMPLETED

Sunset Hills Presbyterian, Magnolia and Springdale

5 March

7A

MOVIE HOUSE WILL OPEN

Manor at Providence Rd Shopping Ctr.

? March

?

PERRY MINCY FIRM ANNOUNCES EXPANSION

New Warehouse, N. Brevard and E. 9th. Colonial style furniture store on Central facing Plaza.

11 March

1A

BOULEVARD CONTRACT BEFORE CITY COUNCIL

Original route on Westmoreland Ave.

12 March

1B

NAVY RESERVE ARMOURY [plans, see photo]

22 March

5A

HOME IS CONVERTED INTO CHURCH HERE

Old Heath Home converted to methodist church 1023 Central Ave. Louis Asbury drew plans

22 March

1B

NEW SHOPPING CENTER

On Tuckaseegee [drawing]

22 March

1B

SOUTHERN CONSTRUCTION JOBS GIVE CPA APPROVAL

Annex to Sunday school, Westminster Presbyterian. WW Hook arch.

25 March

1B

$150,000 APPARTMENT PROJECT SET

20 Units, 5 bldgs. Garden apartments, Vail Ave. Architecture Associates of New York

26 March

10B

LARGE ADVT FOR LOTS OFF PROVIDENCE RD

Mamoth Oaks, old golf course, 2 miles from city limits.

1 April

5A

NEW CHURCH

Proposed Presbyterian Church, Fordam Rd and West Blvd. WW Hook.

5 April

7A

ADVT for MINT HILL

Super Service Station

5 April

9A

NEW CHURCH

Purcell Methodist. Weyland off Wilkinson Blvd.

10 April

1B

NEW THEATER

Drawings and photos. 525-527 S. Tryon. Remodeled.

10 April

1B

DEVELOPMENT IS PLANNED

For ‘tourist house’ on Wilkinson opposite drive in theater on site intended for new drive-in. Charles Connolly arch.

23 April

1B

$100,000 THEATER BEING BUILT IN NORTH CHARLOTTE

36th St, east of Caldwell [drawing on 25 april 11A] [see also May 23, 1B]

28 April

1B

COLONIAL STORES WILL ERECT BUILDING AT COLLEGE AND 11TH

Big Star Grocery opposite Sears property.

29 April

1A

CITY LIMITS EXTENDED

Add 10 sq miles to city

2 May

1B

30 HOMES BEING BUILT

Sedgefield district, 3 blocks west of Avondale on Poindexter. M.R. Marsh builder; Louis Asbury arch.

24 May

1 B

CEREMONY TOMORROW FOR METHODIST HOME

Groundbreaking

27 May

1B

MOVEMENT LAUNCHED TO ENLARGE STADIUM

6000 extra seats for American Legion Memorial Stadium.

27 May

1B

BUILDING TO GO UP

414 S. Tryon. Modern auto service station

1 June

1B

CROSSTOWN BLVD

Summary of events

5 June

6A

SUGGESTED MERCHANDIZE MART

A.G. Odell design

10 June

1B

APPARTMENTS PLANNED

Chantilly between Laburnum and Seaboard RR. Walnut Hills Development Co.

10 June

1 B

PLANS BEING MADE FOR LONG RANGE DEVELOPMENT OF HOME FOR THE AGED

Olmstead brothers to landscape Methodist Home

11 June

Mercy Courier (supplement)

Lays out expansion program at Mercy hospital

13 June

1A

SOUTHERN BELL PLANS LARGE PROJECT

5th Floor Addition to build on 208 N. Caldwell

20 June

1B

CENOTAPH IS PROPOSED

Photo for Evergreen cemetery

21 June

1B

Central HIGH FORSEEN AS JUNIOR COLLEGE

23 June

6A

EDGECOMBE STEEL WAREHOUSE

A.G. Odell arch; Southeastern const. Atando St.

2 July

1B

PHYSICIANS ANNOUNCE PLAN FOR CONSTRUCTION OF $50,000 CLINIC

1524 Elizabeth Ave.

5 July

5a

FAST WORK: NAVAL RESERVE ARMORY CONSTRUCTION PUSHED

Between 5th and 6th opposite Elmwood Cem.

5 July

5A

ABC WAREHOUSE TO BE ERECTED

S. Homes Inc. Atando Ave.

11 July

1B

$100,000 OFFICE BUILDING TO BE COMPLETED AUG 15TH

W. Morehead and S. Clarkson, Louis Asbury

12 July

1B

FREEDOM PARK NEARING COMPLETION

15 July

1B

VETS HOUSING PROJECT OPENS, COUNTRY CLUB HILLS

16 July

1B

VA HOSPITAL SITE DEEDED

17 July

12 A

UPCHURCH BUILDING OPENING TOMORROW

Pine and 5th, Packard motors

23 July

1B

CONTRACT TO BE LET FOR $70,000 BUILDING

Harris Motor Lines Warehouse. Plans Louis Asbury. Dalton and N. Tryon

25 July

1A

$400,000 PROJECT PROPOSED

Arena for Charlotte planned by Queen City athletic club.

26 July

1B

PROPOSED MIDWOOD PARK

Midwood mens club proposes park for area

29 July

5A

STATE HIGHWAY SHOPS HERE

Plaza at Norfolk and Southern RR.

4 Aug

1B

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON METHODIST HOME FOR THE AGED

5 Aug

7A

DUPONT BUILDING TO BEGIN

J. A. Jones, 429 W. 4th.

16 Aug

1B

CONSTRUCTION PERMITS GIVEN

3 buildings: Extension ear, eye, nose & throat clinic

store Pegram St. 1724

film building, Commercial St.

21 Aug

1B

SHARON MEMORIAL PLANS

Arch., Clarence L. Jay, Altadens, Cal.

26 Aug

1B

FREEDOM PARK WORK PUSHED

27 Aug

9A

LARGE AD. FOR SHARON MEMORIAL PARK BUILDINGS

27 Aug

12A

LONG CREEK MASONIC TEMPLE PLANS GIVEN

Next to St. Mark’s Episcopal

2 Sept

1B

BLUE PLATE FACTORY TO BE BUILT

S. Blvd. & Shuman

11 Sept

6A

BELK BRO. TO OPEN SHOE STORE

New store adjacent to Belks on W. Trade

11 Sept

1B

CONTRACT FOR FIELD HOUSE AT CENTRAL HIGH

Atlantic Construction Co., concrete block, showers and lockers

Charles W. Conally

19 Sept

1B

PERRY MINCEY WAREHOUSE

S. E. corner N. Brevard & E. 9th. arch., R. Edwin Wilson, contract to Norman A. Smith

29 Sept

1B

160,000 HOUSING PROJECT SET

Marsh, Sedgefield

2 Oct

1B

MIDWOOD PARK DRIVE OVER GOAL

8 Oct

2A

$105,000 IN BUILDING PERMITS

John Crosland, apt. at Drummond, 1209-13

9 Oct

1B

PLAN TO MAKE ARMORY INTO BIG SPORTS ARENA

Drawing of proposal

18 Oct

1B

SUPERMART IS PLANNED

3300 Block Tuckaseegee.....was to be built by Worth Harris, now being taken over by H.H. Meiselman

18 Oct

1B

CONSTRUCTION SHOWS SPURT

Permits :Meiselman, for construction of 1417 E. Morehead stores & offices.

Warehouse, 1424 N. Tryon

Manu. plant for S. Wipers 511 E. 25th.

29 Oct

3A

NEW PLANT

Terrell Machine Co., S. Blvd.

3 Nov

1B

9TH. AVE. PROPOSED CHURCH

9th. ave. Baptist proposed building for Mecklenburg Ave.

18 Nov

6A

STRATFORD HOUSE WILL HOLD ITS FORMAL OPENING

Furniture store, 2541 Wilkinson

21 Nov

13A

MILLION DOLLAR DAIRY PLANT

Foremost, 1224 N. Tryon., contractor, E. R. Morgan, Gastonia, S. Colonial.

22 Nov

9A

THEATER WILL OPEN IN DEC.

Astor E. 36th. St. converted from store building.

26 Nov

1B

HOTEL HAS OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW

Alexander Hotel, Negro hotel, old Crittenton Home McDowell.523

26 Nov

1B

CHURCH TO ERECT NEW STRUCTURE

St. Martins Episcopal, parish house, 7th. St.

11 Dec

19A

NEGRO HOTEL OPENS HERE

Alexander Hotel.....see also Dec. 13 for ad.

16 Dec

1B

ARCHITECTS ARE NAMED

J.N. Pease, supervising arch. For new Covenant Presbyterian Church, Morehead & Dilworth.

23 Dec

1B

WAREHOUSE CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY

Dalton Ave. nr. N. Tryon

30 Dec

1B

17 HOMES WILL BE BUILT

Douglas Terr., Central Builders Inc. off Statesville on Carter Ave.& Arden St.

 

1948

Date (1948)

Page

HEADLINE

Details

1 Jan

1B

NEW YEAR HOLDS HOPE FOR HOME SEEKERS

Appts planned for Kingbury Ave. (new Street behind Commonwealth); on Laurel and Dotger (Forest Appts, V.P. Loftis); Selwyn and Croyden; Berkely and Morehead (Berkmore Appts).

John Crosland, Plaza Hills and Forest Park

Marsh – Sedgefield

2 Jan

1B

THEATRE SHOP CENTER IS PLANNED

H.H. Meiselman—Selwyn at Brandywine. Charles Connelly

6 Jan

1 B

SOUTHERN BELL PLANS EXPANSION

3 Story addition to exchange on N. Caldwell

10 Jan

6B

HOME BUILDERS AND REAL ESTATE PAGE: Advt for Sedgefield. Louis Asbury designed house

15 Jan

1 B

BOULEVARD DEVELOPMENT IS ANNOUNCED

South Blvd at Park Ave. Louis Asbury 2 story store and office

16 Jan

1B

MIDWOOD PARK PLAN

17

1B

APPT PLANS GIVEN

Walnut Hills and Chantilly. Bascome and Kingsbury. Southeastern Const.

19 Jan

1B

NEW SHOPPING CENTER PLANNED

Plaza and Duncan in Plaza Hills -- Crosland.

25 Jan

4B

Plaza Hills: Advt

27 Jan

1 B

DEMOLISHING HOMES FOR SEARS PROJECT

Phifer St.

6 Feb

13A

Plans for War Dads Memorial garden in Freedom Park

10 Feb

1 B

NEW POST OFFICE FOR DILWORTH

208 East Blvd

11 Feb

1B

NEW CHURCH PLANNED

Southpark Presby. Church. South Blvd and Marsh

12 Feb

1B

NEW CHURCH BEING BUILT

Wilmore Presby. Cliffwood place and Park Ave

9 March

1B

ARCHITECT SELECTED FOR COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN

Cran and Ferguson of Boston. J.N. Pease serves as engineer

13 Mar

1B

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES UP

Permits include: Store in Elizabeth—Stop and Shop, 1200 Elizabeth. Architect M.R. Marsh, Southeastern const.; 2001 Briarwood Rd, Joe H. Crofton arch, Interstate const.

16 Mar

1B

BUILDING PLANS READIED

SW corner 4th and Poplar, 7 story bldg

23 Mar

1B

TO BUILD APPARTMENTS

Permits, 2301 and 2401 Selwyn. C.W. Connolly arch, Southeast const.; Also 9 dwellings, H.H. Baxter, Bancroft and N. Graham

25 Mar

1B

HOUSING PROJECT IS PLANNED

200 Units for Negroes off Statesville. City and private venture

1 April

1B

$1,694,000 IN PERMITS

City of Charlotte to build firestation at 1201 the Plaza, M.R. Marsh; also warehouse at 223 S. Caldwell.

3 April

1B

SEARS PREPARE FOR EARLY START ON STORE

College appts torn down

5 April

1B

20 HOMES TO BE BUILT IN SEDGEFIELD

Marsh Realty; now 95 houses in Sedgefield off Avondale, main streets are Poindexter and Sedgefield

17 April

3B

CHARLOTTE NEWS HOME BUILDING SURVEY

See photos

1 May

1B

BUILDING IN STRONG START

M.R. Marsh Realty. Duplexes on Poindexter

3 May

1B

APPARTMENT WORK BEGINS

Scotland Colony Inc work on construction of appt. project between Poplar Gables and Myers Park

4 May

1B

MODERN OFFICE BUILDING TO BE CONSTRUCTED HERE

327 N. Tryon. A.G. Odell, Southeastern const. Offices for JH Cutter and Co. Next to St. Peters Episc.

6 May

1B

GOODYEAR IS CONSTRUCTING 300 HOUSES AT 2,000,000

Selwyn Park. George Goodyear co. Stork and Lyles of Colmubia S.C. arch.

13 May

1 B

BUILDING PERMITS TOTALLING $1,252,000

78 dwellings in 46 residential duplexes; Tryon Hills incorp.

20 May

1B

KENDALL TO ERECT OFFICE BUILDING

521 E. Morehead, J.M. Pease and Co.

22 May

1B

PERMITS FOR MONTH PASS $2,000,000

Include: Fruehauf Co. Sales and Service Bldg 310 Dalton Ave, Harry L. Wagner and Wllm B. Fullerton Jr. Kansas City arch.

25 May

9a

ADVT for McDevitt and Street contractors for Mercy Hospital maternity wing

27 May

1B

PLANS FOR MYERS PARK BAPTIST CHURCH COMPLETED

S.S. Johnson, Lynchburg Va arch; W. W. Hook assoc arch—see drawing 31 May

1 June

?

CONTRACT LET FOR SEARS PROJECT

Goode Const Co.

12 June

3A

HOME FOR GOODRICH

James a Malcolm, Charlotte, arch. 300-314 E. 7th

15 June

1B

WORKING ON CROSSTOWN BLVD

First stretch of Independence between 7th and Morehead. Blythe Bros and Co. contractors. Photo

19 June

1B

$200,000 JOB STARTS THIS FALL: WINTER ST. TO BE EXTENDED

23 June

1B

DUPONT TO MOVE SOON

New Building at 427 W. 4th St. complete. J.A. Jones const.

23 June

1B

NEW RECORD IN PERMITS LOOMS HERE

Include: Sears Roebuck 700 N. Tryon. Schutz and Armistead of Atlanta arch, Goode const; Queens College, McDevitt and Street contractors, W.W. Hood arch; Temple Beth El, Interstate Construction, A.G. Odell arch.

30 June

1B

VALUATION MORE THAN $2,000,000

Includes permits: Plans for construction of new church by "the Little Church on the Lane" 530 Moravian Lane, William Peeps arch. Southeastern Construction,

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