Gone But Not Forgotten: Lost Buildings of Mecklenburg County
The Federal Reserve Bank was demolished in 1997. This building was an
especially striking local example of a blend of Art Moderne, Art Deco, and
This domed structure stood near the domed
First Baptist Church in uptown.Though the library is now lost, its
counterpart remains, serving now as part of Charlotte's Spirit Square.
This large industral structure was demolished on June 18, 1991.
This Egyptian Revival building was a distinctive landmark in Charlotte
from the time of its construction in 1914 until its demolition in 1987.
Designed by famed Charlotte architect C. C. Hook and by W. G. Rogers, the
building drew praise from President Woodrow Wilson during a a visit to
Charlotte in 1916.
Located on Trade & Tryon at the heart of the city, this 1909 building was
the first steel-frame skyscraper in North Carolina. It was designed by Frank
P. Milburn and reflects the influences of the new architectural style
developed in Chicago after the
World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and popularized by such architects
as Louis Sullivan. It was renovated and expanded in 1928. The building was
imploded on September 27, 1981.
The old YMCA building in uptown was a fine example of
Southern Railway Station
1907 postcard of the Southern Railway station in Charlotte. This
magnificent Spanish Mission style station was designed by Frank Milburne. It
was torn down in the 1960s. The Museum of the New South plans to replicate
the tower of the station in its new addition.
The old Hotel Charlotte is shown in this postcard. This downtown landmark
Charlotte Observer Building
Built by the J. A. Jones Company of Charlotte, this building was demolished