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"Wish You Were Here" - More Historic Postcards

Postcards appearing in this gallery are from the collection of Sam H. Smith, Jr.



City Hall

1891 City Hall shown in 1915 postcard.


Charlotte Auditorium

Shown in a 1924 postcard, Charlotte Auditorium stood at the corner of N. College and 5th St. Part of the building was moved to Tuckaseegee Rd. to serve as a church and is still there.


The "Meck Dec"

Charlotte's 1910 "Meck Dec" day celebration. The "Meck Dec" is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, which is commemorated with an observance each May 20th.


Mint and Old Post Office

1906 postcard featuring the then-new post office (the large brick building on the left) built at a cost of $85,000 and the U. S. Assay Office (formerly the U. S. Mint) on the right.


Presbyterian College

1906 postcard of Presbyterian College in Charlotte.


More new schools to accommodate Charlotte's rapid growth!

The new schools in Charlotte... those new in 1914, that is!



The old Charlotte YWCA.