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Development of Uptown Charlotte


This collection represents a snapshot of the the architectural construction of uptown Charlotte before 1929.


  • Katie Bellew
  • Evan Faulkenbury
  • Nona Valancius

Aerial view of Uptown Charlotte. Depicts development of skyscrapers, buildings and modern skyline.

Letter written to Charlotte architect M.E. Boyer regarding the account of cost of a building in Uptown Charlotte. Written on January 30th, 1923.

Image of Ivey's Department Store being constructed in uptown Charlotte in 1923. The photo was taken from across the street from the fire escape of the Selwyn Hotel. The photo is in black and white and the steel frame is visible. Written at the bottom…

The beginnings of the development of the banking district in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. View of the few buildings on South Tryon Street in 1913. Includes view of the architecture, as well as a street view.

This is a black and white photograph of the interior of Ivey's Department Store in its uptown location. The photo highlights the large size of the store. Several aisles are noticeable with different items ready for purchase.