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Hovis Funeral Home.  UTM:  17 514751E 3898397N Erected in the 1920s, this eclectic Classical style building served for many years as the site of the Z. A. Hovis & Sons Funeral Home.  The architect was William Peeps, designer of the Court Arcade, the Ivey's Department Store, the Latta Arcade, and the Ratcliffe Flowers Building.  As with Peeps's other buildings in Center City Charlotte, the Hovis Funeral Home draws upon traditional patters of design, including arches and quoining.  Also, the building underscores the role of Tryon St. as the principal upscale commercial street in Charlotte in the first half of the twentieth century.



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