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Charlotte Union Bus Terminal.  UTM:  17 514751E 3898397N Erected in 1940-41, the Charlotte Union Bus Terminal is the best local example of the Art Moderne style of architecture.  It was designed by Charlotte architect James A. Malcolm for the Queen City Coach Company and served all intercity buses until 1973 and served Trailways Buses until the terminal closed in 1987.  Intercity buses provided "transportation for the masses" in the mid-20th century and were vital to the economic development of Charlotte and its environs.  Click here for additional photographs and architect's rendering.  The Charlotte Union Bus Terminal was destroyed in June 2004, while this survey was being conducted.

Charlotte Union Bus Terminal 1975

 

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