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These are postcards depicting Excelsior Masonic Lodge 261.

ca. 1915-1929

This postcard depicts Excelsior Masonic Lodge 261

ca. 1915-1929

Periodical ad for Weinhold's business c. 1920

Photo of the "Scholtz the Florist" greenhouse on East Blvd in 1911

Page 363 listing from the 1911 Charlotte City directory listing the names of Nellie and Whitten W. Scholtz, location of their business, and phone number.

In 1867, Charlotte was a community of 4500. Among these citizens were a handful of devout Jews. Faithful to their laws and traditions, the Hebrew Benevolent Society purchased 11 acres of what is now Statesville Avenue to be their Hebrew cemetery. …

The Masonic Temple was built in 1869. Three Charlotte lodges created the Masonic Temple Association. Samuel Wittkowsky, a leading Jewish resident of Charlotte, headed the organization, the sole purpose of which was to secure funds for the…

Enlargement of the exact location of the first Hebrew Temple at 7th and Pine Sts.

An expanded view of the section of Charlotte where Samuel Wittkowsky and Jacob Rintels originally resided. As immigrant Jews, they provided a vibrant contribution to the turn of the century Charlotte business community,

A 1902 photo of A. Friedheim's department store in Rock Hill, SC. Some of the Jews, like Friedheim, moved further south from downtown Charlotte to tap into underserved business areas.