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Properties from the Post World War II Years Identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.


It is sometimes difficult for the general public to realize that historic preservation seeks to preserve all parts of the community's built environment, even when a certain architectural style has gone into disfavor.  The years from 1945 until 1965 witnessed profound changes in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  Charlotte College, now UNCC, was established.  Interstate 85 opened to traffic.  Ownership of automobiles increased greatly.  Suburban developments multiplied.  These changes were reflected in the types of buildings that appeared in the optimistic post-war era.  The most significant from those years still standing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg are listed below.


1.  Lilí Diner on Beatties Ford Road. 

2.  Dairy Queen.  (Survey and Research Report)

3.  South 21 Drive-In No. 1. (Student Report Forthcoming)

4.  The Central 66, at 4731 Central Avenue.

5.   Wachovia Building (West Trade St.).

6.  Home Federal Building (139 S. Tryon St.) (Survey and Research Report Complete)

7.  Dentist and Office Building at 1200 The Plaza.

8.   J.N. Pease Associates Building at 2919-2925 Independence Boulevard.

9.  Potential district of office buildings on East Morehead Street.

Photographs not taken.

10.  Pure Oil Building on East Morehead.

11.  Walter Hook Building on West 4th Street.

12.   American Commercial Bank at the intersection of West Morehead Street and Freedom Drive.

13.  The Park-n-Shop located at the corner of North Tryon Street and Sugar Creek Road. 

14.  Akers Motor Lines, on I-85 Service Road.

Photographs not taken.

15.  Western Electric (2833 North Tryon Street). 

16.   Chantilly Elementary.

17.   Double Oaks Elementary

18.   Garinger High School.

19.  St. Markís Lutheran Church on Queens Road.

20.   Westminster Presbyterian Church at the corner of Colville Road and Randolph Road. 

21.  The Charlotte Coliseum (Survey and Research Report Complete)

22.  Ovens Auditorium (Survey and Research Report Complete)

23.  The Franklin Water Works.

24.  The YMCA Building on East Morehead Street.

25.  The Charlotte Union Bus Station (418 W. Trade). 

26.   Queens Terrace Apartments at 1300 Queens Road. 

27.  Kimberlee Apartments adjacent to Park Road Shopping Center.  

28. Selwyn Village.

29. Cotswold Homes.

30.  Jones House on Knob Hill Court.

31.   Lee House on Country Ridge. (Student Report Forthcoming)

32.   Neiman House at 1930 Cassamia Place. 

33.   Henning House (3521 Johnny Cake Ln.).

34.   Hearn House (3517 Johnny Cake Ln.).

35.   Blumenthal House (3850 Sedgewood Circle).

36.   Little House at 2301 Red Fox Trail.

37.  The Cloisters.

38. Carmel Park