Charlotte Businesses on 1940
Charlotte Wholesalers, such as the American Bakeries Company and A.
K. Sutton, Inc. accounted for $224,566,000 in business in 1940, which
represented a 79% increase from 1935 alone. This amount was about the same
as the combined totals for the next five largest cities in the Carolinas.
Uptown Transportation Map
This map shows the major transportation arteries into uptown Charlotte in
1940. It is a major departure from the transportation network of today. U.
S. Highway 21 south of uptown approximates the route of Interstate 77. U. S.
74 is still around, serving as the Independence Expressway on the east side
and Wilkinson Boulevard on the west side. Trains are much less common and
the airport has grown just a bit in the last sixty-plus years.
A. K. Sutton, Inc.
American Bakeries Company
Atlas Supply Company
Carolina Baking Company
The Hagood Building
Thomas & Howard Company