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This is great! This was my first year in Charlotte. Walton Building in lower left with no parking extending to McDowell, as is now. Second Ward High School facing across Stonewall, soon to be or perhaps under demolition at this time. Marshall Park is dirt and scrub. The location of trees in lower left gives truth to the neighborhood of Brooklyn which had recently been demolished. Convention Center at Stonewall and Brevard. It is easy to see here how streets leading east from Tryon had been lowered under the tracks in the decades prior to this photo. Until autos predominated all streets crossed on grade. On Stonewall and the rail overpass the asphalt expanse is from two large new car dealers. Young Ford , and across Caldwell was another, name unremembered, which later was Arnold Palmer Cadillac. 

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One could go downtown to buy a new car then. Young Ford and the cross Caldwell dealer. Frank Woods Pontiac on South Tryon a block toward the square from Observer. LaPointe Chevrolet on East Trade across from City Hall (or maybe a block further in). A new Datsun place in a building at S Tryon and Morehead. Business Journal location today. That dealer was so small they parked cars on the roof of the two story building that were not in showroom. I told a story about that business on this site few years ago.

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On 11/17/2019 at 6:59 AM, southslider said:

When Cars Ruled the Earth

Can anyone identity the 3 buildings where the jail is now? Especially the tall looking one

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1 hour ago, Boricua said:

Can anyone identity the 3 buildings where the jail is now? Especially the tall looking one

Looks like city government, courthouses, etc, which would have been moved across the street to where they are today.

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8 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Looks like city government, courthouses, etc, which would have been moved across the street to where they are today.

Across 4th street.

That block has always been City-County services of all types.  Generally those buildings had lower (lowest) floor for places citizens frequented and upper floors for administrative, accounting and other maintenance of municipal activities. Elections, register of deeds, clerk of court, jurors and such on lowest floor(s) and the rest upper.

The current courthouse between 3d and 4th streets was designed by Harry Wolf, a "star" architect in Charlotte and was quite the architectural sensation at the time

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