Modern Architecture Search
Jan 1951 – June 1953
Blue Typeface Indicates Articles with Pictures
Jan 3, 1951
15A- "Rental Units Nearly Ready"
Article refers to "Brookhill
Village," a black-only housing project on South Tryon St.
418 living units planned. 75 completed. C. D. Spangler.
Jan 4, 1951
1A- "Building Boom to Continue"
Building is at an all time high. Contains some
1A- "Vital Airport Parley Today"
New terminal at Airport controversy.
1B- "Council Approves $410,000 for initial Airport
Jan 5, 1951
1B- "City Slum Law to Require Indoor Bath"
Socio-economically challenged people made to
install new plumbing.
1B- "City Plans to Raze present Air Terminal"
Jan 6, 1951
1B- "New Street Link Expected to be Ready in Two
Link is between Baldwin and Independence.
1B- " Water Purifying Plant is Completed"
Includes builders, contractors, and some
Jan 9, 1951
1B- "Building Slated on Hospital Job"
refers to additions to Charlotte Memorial Hos.
1B- "Early Start on $410,000 Airport Project
Jan 10, 1951
1B- "Debate Continuing on Coliseum Issue"
1B- "Name Davidson Building to Honor David
Refers to New Student Union Building at
1B- "Approval Seen for Airport Terminal Site"
Refers to Charlotte City Council Meeting
Jan 12, 1951
1B- "Norman Smyth is Contracting for New
Refers to Addition being Made to Barnhart
Jan 13, 1951
B1- "Judge to Give Housing Case Decision
Refers to black housing being demolished on
Shuman Ave. / York Rd. to make way for multi-family black housing.
Jan 14, 1951
8B- "C. D. Spangler Co. to Occupy New Home"
Moves to new bldg. At 1026—1028 South Blvd.
Sounds Modern from Description. Includes brief history of the
9B- Advertisement for new location of Spangler Co.
Includes photo of bldg.
Photos of staff.
Jan 16, 1951
1B- "Group Studying Coliseum Plans in Other
Refers to Odell and J. P. McMillan. Has
1B- "Hearing Begun on Big Negro Development"
Refers to Shuman Ave, / York Rd. Controversy.
Jan 18, 1951
1B- "First Baptist Plans $500,000 Addition"
Refers to Cultural Center. J. N. Pease
Architect. Includes Architect’s
Drawing. International Style.
1B- "Court Hearing Still Blocking Full
Shuman Ave. Development proceeding despite
Feb 17, 1951
1B- "Housing Sketches Sent for PHA Study"
White-only public housing built between Rozzel
Ferry and Trade. J. N.
Feb 24, 1951
1B- "New Negro Y honors McCrorey"
New black Y is completed
Feb 25, 1951
11B- "Announcing the Completion of the New
Charlotte Arcade Bldg."
New ‘Ultra-Modern’ office bldg at 221 South
Church Street. Has picture.
Feb 26, 1951
1B- "New Addition to Charlotte Blood Center is
J. A. Malcolm Architect. 508 E. Morehead.
Mar 1, 1951
1B- "Interest High in New School"
Refers to Myers Park High School. Architect was
James Stenhouse of J.
N. Pease and Co. Built by J. A. Jones. Includes
aerial photo of school.
Mar 3, 1951
1B- "Board Agrees on Architects for 4 Jobs"
Merry Oaks Elem. = Paul Syner
West Charlotte = Graves and Troy
School in Clt. Country Club Section = Ed Wilson
Elementary in Hoskins section = C. W. Connelly
Double Oaks = A. G. Odell
1B- "Architects Plans Ready on $250,000 Clorox
Walter W. Hook and Assocs., Architects.
Mar 3, 1951
1B- "Construction Work to Begin Immediately"
New addition to Clt. Memorial Hospital. R.
Edwin Wilson Architect. Gen. Contractor Goode Construction. Corp.
Mar 11, 1951
1B- "Dedication Set For Negro YMCA"
Corner of S. Caldwell and E Third. Louis
Ashbury and Son Architects.
Laxon Construction Company, contractors. Fire
Proof. Has photo.
Mar 18, 1951
9D- "East High Will Hold Opening Today"
Clear Creek / Matthews Area. M. R. Marsh Architect. Robert H.
Pinnix, contractor. Pictures, clearly modern style.
Mar 23, 1951
B1- "Proposed Charlotte Home of Spaugh Pape Company"
Architects Drawing. No Address.
A17- "Enderly Park Center to be Open Today"
G. Odell, architect. R. C. Hicks, general contractor. Picture, very
April 1, 1951
1B- "Building Planned by Dr. Palmer"
Magnum W. Sloan, Architect. NW corner of Church and 7th
Office of Dr. James A. Palmer. Includes Architect’s Rendering
April 16, 1951
1B- "Freedom Park Museum Opens Doors Sunday"
Includes photograph, site and bldg description. J. A. Malcolm,
J. A. Jones Contractor.
April 19, 1951
3B- "Ceremonies to Open Latta Park Center"
Includes picture of very modern bldg.
April 20, 1951
1B- "Architects Prepare High School Plans"
Black-only school near West Charlotte, located on Keller Farm
Community, 3Blocks NW of Charlotte HS. Architects are Graves and
Troy. Should open Fall of 1952.
May 15, 1951
1B?- "Housing Job to Begin During August"
Public Housing Project for Whites only begun between Rozzel Ferry
And Rd West Trade Street.
May 27, 1951
6B- "Construction Firm Occupies New Home"
211 Atherton St. Has bldg. description.
June 4, 1947
1B- "Proposed Merchandise Mart"
J. N. Pease Assoc., architects. Has sketch.
June 29, 1951
1B- "Myers Park Bids Due on July 17"
Construction of phys-ed bldg and assembly bldg. J. N. Pease
July 7, 1951
B1- "New Chemical Plant to Open by November"
Richfield Chem. Plant. Sloan and Weatley Archs. South Eastern Const.
Company. Pineville Rd. Architect’s sketch.
July 11, 1951
B1- "Plan for Posterity, 1951"
‘Ultra-modern’ elementary school to be built
in the Ashley Park area, with
exposed corridors and natural lighting. D. M. Mackintosh and Co. were
the Architects and engineers. Contains arch.’s sketch.
Aug 18, 1951
1B- "Board Lets $422,058 Double Oaks Contract"
School in Revolution Park area. J. A. Malcolm, architect.
Aug 31, 1951
2B- Advertisement for Park n Shop grocery store.
2938 Wilkinson Blvd. Modern Style. Contains picture.
Oct 11, 1951
1B- "Coliseum Plan is
Architect is A. G. Odell. Includes the publication of two of Odell’s
drawings of the site.
Oct 16, 1951
1B- "New Schools hit by School Shortage."
Oct 31, 1951
1B- "First Baptist Bids Total $651,716"
J. N. Pease and Company, architects. Concern about promised
steel. Between 7th and 6th streets.
Nov. 4, 1951
8B- Advertisement for American Trust
Shows modern style branch office at the corner of N. Tryon and
Jan 30, 1952
8D—9D- Pictures of three HS built in 1951
West Meck on Tuskeseegee Rd.
East Meck on Monroe Rd.
N. Meck on Davidson Hwy., S of Huntersville
Feb 24, 1952
7B—9B- "New Edifice is Symbol of Progress"
Presbyterian Hospital’s $870,000 Student Nurses’ Home.
Walter Hook and Assocs., architects. J. A. Jones Const. Includes
Bldg discription. Includes pictures.
Mar 27, 1952
16A- Dairy Queen Advertisement.
2803 N. Tryon St. J. D. Love did the plastering and stucco.
April 6, 1952
8B- "New High School Open House Today."
West Meck HS. Charles W. Connelly, architect. Ariel photo.
May 11, 1952
21B- "New W. T. Grant Co. Store
is Nearing Completion."
210 N. Tryon Street. J. N. Pease, architect. Description. Arch’s
July 24, 1952
1B- " Auditorium –Coliseum Construction Slated to Start Before
Aug 3, 1952
B1- "Steel Request for Coliseum Being Pushed"
Aug 8, 1952
B1- " Steel Shortage Seen Delaying Coliseum Job"
Sept 17, 1952
B?- "New Harris Super Market Will
Great Public Today"
2701 S. Blvd. W. T. Harris the president of firm. One of
largest centers in the South, description of the building.
Biography of W. T. Harris. Photos.
Sept 21, 1952
B?- "Bids Slated on Building for
J. N. Pease and Co., architects. Phys-ed bldg. Includes arch.’s
Sept 24, 1952
1B- "Plans for $1.5 Million Sub Division Announced"
To be called the ‘Cloisters.’ First 12 homes to be designed
by John Frwin Ramsey, Salisbury architect. Each home will be
featured in Better Homes and Gardens when it is complete.
The article also names many people involved with the project.
Oct 26, 1952
9D- "Carmel Park Home Sold"
picture of modern home on Carmel Park rd.
Nov 7, 1952
5A- "Contract let for Charlotte Branch
E. Morehead St. J. A. Malcolm, architect. Arch’s drawing.
Nov 9, 1952
12B- "Barringer School Open House
Mill-type style, with modern elements. J. A. Malcolm, architect.
Nov 11. 1952
?- "Contract Let for Two New
Buildings on Tryon Street"
Commercial Natl. Bank w/ drive in windows. Has archs.’ Drawing. Also,
Pyramid Life Insurance Co. on the 2400 Block of N. Tryon. J. N. Pease,
Nov 27, 1952
?- "Structure Converted into Office
Addison Storage Garage at 222 S. Church Street. A. G. Odell and
Assoc., architects. Includes description and drawing.
Jan 22, 1953
7A and 18A—19A- "A&P ‘Model Store’ Opens at 3330 Plaza
‘Most modern store in the state’ includes pictures.
Feb 12, 1953
20A- Fash-O-Mart to Hold Formal Opening Event
3442 Wilkinson Blvd. ‘Largest ready-to-wear supermarket’ photo.
April 12, 1953
20B- "$400,000 Center Planned by
Carolina’s Auto Supply"
Intersection of Baryhill and Thrift Rd. M. R. Marsh,
architects. Modern design. Photo.
Aril 26, 1953
?- "Extensive Remodeling Program to Start Immediately"
A. G. Odell, architect of redo of street level front.
June 5, 1953
10A- " Vote Yes We’ve Waited Long Enough"
Advertisement for $1 million Bond referendum for Coliseum
1B- "Large Turn-out is Expected for Bond Vote."
Includes picture of Odell’s arch model.
June 19, 1953
16A- "Insurance Firm’s Office
Moving to New Quarters"
New York Life Insurance Co. 1431 Elizabeth Ave. Jack Heath,
architect. has picture.