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William R. 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.

The William R. Barringer Hotel In 1945.










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