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The Court Arcade.  UTM:  17 514883E 3897432N Architect William H. Peeps designed the Court Arcade in the mid-1920s as an office building for attorneys who had to visit the Mecklenburg County Courthouse and other governmental buildings immediately across East Trade St.  It is one of two arcade buildings in Center City Charlotte that Peeps designed -- the other being the Latta Arcade. The Classical Revival style contrasts sharply with the design of the Latta Arcade, illustrating that Charlotte's architectural tastes were becoming more conservative by the 1920s.  No doubt Peeps was also endeavoring to be sensitive to the Classical Revival style of the Charlotte City Hall and Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

William H. Peeps




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