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Charlotte's Evolving Skyline

Postcards in this gallery are from the collection of Sam H. Smith, Jr.

 

 

Viewed from Myers Park


The Charlotte skyline as seen from Myers Park. Look closely and you can see the dome of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on South Tryon St. and the Charlotte City Hall on North Tryon St.

 

The 1920s


View of uptown Charlotte in the mid 1920s. The long shed building near the bottom center of the picture is the Cotton Platform.

 

1935


1935 postcard of the Charlotte skyline. This view shows that there were no skyscrapers on the east side of Tryon St. Again, the long shed building near the bottom was the Cotton Platform.

 

1939


1939 postcard of the Charlotte skyline.

 

1949


1949 postcard of the Charlotte skyline. The three tallest buildings in this view are the Johnston Building, the First National Bank Building, and the Independence Building.

 

1966


1966 view of the Charlotte skyline.

 

1975


1975 view of the Charlotte skyline.