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I did not know where else to put this, it is neither good nor bad news (or it could be good or bad) depending on how you look at it. But this is part of Charlotte History.

Wilgrove Airport is shutting down and land is being redeveloped. https://www.wfae.org/post/bizworthy-charlotte-s-2nd-airport-closing-yes-charlotte-has-second-airport

 

I used to take flight lessons there in the mid 2000's. In fact my personal shortest flight ever is from this airport to the Monroe Executive (and the return trip).

It's not much of an airport, mainly single props, but it was the only flight school in the city of Charlotte!

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16 hours ago, CLT> said:

The history of the 1927 Frederick Apartments reveals that it is an important product of the times and conditions in which it was built. W. Fred Casey's decision to build an apartment house was a direct response to the decade's rapid population increase and the resultant need to house large numbers of new residents. It was built during a peak year for multi-family dwelling construction in the midst of the particularly active 1920s building boom. Architecturally, it is a fine example of a medium-sized apartment house whose design reflects a good degree of sophistication, and whose configuration reflects the social concepts of apartment living of the time. Its use of polychrome terra cotta design elements is unmatched 1920s-era architecture in Charlotte. Additionally, it was the home of acclaimed author, W. J. Cash, during the time he wrote his masterpiece social history, The Mind of the South.

 

Here's the full report from the Historic Landmarks Commission.

http://landmarkscommission.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Frederick-Apts-SR.pdf

 

You can find the reports for all the designated landmarks in the county here:

http://landmarkscommission.org/historic-properties-2/designated-historic-landmarks/

 

Thank you!!! :tw_star:

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Open gas stations were rare because without electricity the pumps were useless. There was a real gas station downtown on what is now Levineland. It had electricity. 

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I was only 1 at the time (sorry to make some of you feel old) but a tree fell on our house during Hugo and we were huddled in our downstairs bathroom the entire night.  A very memorable experience for my parents and many others, I'm sure.  

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Yeah, the South was POOR poor back then. A ton of white people back then (probably even the majority) lived in conditions similar to the conditions slaves lived in (but they weren't owned and tortured by other people resulting in generational trauma). The further you got from the coast the poorer you'd find people, which is why the stereotype of hill people in NC, TN, and KY still applies today. Those areas were shockingly poor and still are in some cases.

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ROBBED! Jerome Whitehead pushed Maxwell for the final basket.

Two years after this I played on a team in a city recreation league and Kevin King, lower left of this photo, was on a team in our league, Piedmont Airlines. He had put on a lot of weight but was still strong as an ox and it took several seconds to run around him.

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I love the centuries-old rock walls around historic cemeteries.  My mom's family has gone to Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church for generations, and it has a similar graveyard.  Markers from the 1830s if I recall correctly.

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Happy birthday to our namesake from the CLT twitter feed.

Happy 276th Birthday, #QueenCharlotte! Princess Sophie Charlotte spent most of her childhood at Mirow, a castle in northern Germany known as Mecklenburg-Strelitz. At age 17, she married to King George III and became the Queen of England.

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to follow up on @QCxpat post above here is more information on the Mecklenburg County Resolves and Meck Declaration of Independence.  Think of Mecklenburg as America's first sanctuary county!

https://www.meckdec.org/declaration

May 20 and December 3 are the biggest days in Charlotte Mecklenburg history.  

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