Barringer Hotel. UTM: 17
514675E 3898331N Opening on
December 15, 1940, the William R. Barringer Hotel is the only hotel of its
style and type remaining in Center City Charlotte. Although the building
has been converted to elderly housing, it retains its essential
integrity on the outside. In keeping with the architectural preferences
of pre-World War Two America, the Barringer Hotel harkens to the past
and exhibits qualities derivative of classical antiquity -- having a
decorated base and capital and having an unadorned shaft in between.
Hotels have long been essential to Charlotte's role as a regional
commercial, banking, and industrial center.