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Union Storage and Warehouse Company.  UTM:  17 512872E 3898158N In 1927, Morehead Street was extended westward to connect Center City Charlotte with Wilkinson Boulevard.  The fact that the tracks of the Piedmont and Northern Railroad served the area contributed mightily to the decision to lengthen the street. Predictably, the West Morehead St. corridor became an ideal location for distribution warehouses.  The Union Storage and Warehouse Company was constructed in 1927.  Lockwood Green and Co. designed the building. The essential form is traditional.  Quoting Sarah A. Woodard and Sherry Joines Wyatt: The facade of the building is six bays wide with the two corner bays projecting slightly to create a corner tower effect. The top of each “tower” has a stepped parapet and decorative cast concrete panel with garlands. The entry in one of the towers has a classical cast concrete surround with heavy cornice supported by small consoles.

 

 

 

 

This 1927 photograph shows the Union Storage and Warehouse Company in the upper center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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