Modern Architecture Search
Jan 1951 – June 1953
Blue Typeface Indicates Articles with
Jan 3, 1951
15A- "Rental Units Nearly Ready"
Article refers to "Brookhill
Village," a black-only housing project on
South Tryon St. 418 living units planned. 75
completed. C. D. Spangler.
Jan 4, 1951
1A- "Building Boom to Continue"
Building is at an all
time high. Contains some statistics.
1A- "Vital Airport Parley Today"
New terminal at Airport
1B- "Council Approves $410,000 for
initial Airport Work"
Jan 5, 1951
1B- "City Slum Law to Require Indoor
challenged people made to install new
1B- "City Plans to Raze present Air
Jan 6, 1951
1B- "New Street Link Expected to be Ready
in Two Weeks"
Link is between Baldwin
1B- " Water Purifying Plant is Completed"
contractors, and some description.
Jan 9, 1951
1B- "Building Slated on Hospital Job"
refers to additions to
Charlotte Memorial Hos.
1B- "Early Start on $410,000 Airport
Jan 10, 1951
1B- "Debate Continuing on Coliseum Issue"
1B- "Name Davidson Building to Honor
Refers to New Student
Union Building at Davidson College
1B- "Approval Seen for Airport Terminal
Refers to Charlotte City
Jan 12, 1951
1B- "Norman Smyth is Contracting for New
Refers to Addition being
Made to Barnhart Manufacturing Company.
Jan 13, 1951
B1- "Judge to Give Housing Case Decision
Refers to black housing
being demolished on Shuman Ave. / York Rd.
to make way for multi-family black housing.
Jan 14, 1951
8B- "C. D. Spangler Co. to Occupy New
Moves to new bldg. At
1026—1028 South Blvd. Sounds Modern from
Description. Includes brief history of the
9B- Advertisement for new location of
Spangler Co. Includes photo of bldg.
Photos of staff.
Jan 16, 1951
1B- "Group Studying Coliseum Plans in
Refers to Odell and J. P.
McMillan. Has comments.
1B- "Hearing Begun on Big Negro
Refers to Shuman Ave, /
York Rd. Controversy.
Jan 18, 1951
1B- "First Baptist Plans $500,000
Refers to Cultural
Center. J. N. Pease Architect. Includes
1B- "Court Hearing Still Blocking Full
Shuman Ave. Development
proceeding despite litigation.
Feb 17, 1951
1B- "Housing Sketches Sent for PHA Study"
White-only public housing
built between Rozzel Ferry and Trade. J. N.
Feb 24, 1951
1B- "New Negro Y honors McCrorey"
New black Y is completed
Feb 25, 1951
11B- "Announcing the Completion of the
New Charlotte Arcade Bldg."
New ‘Ultra-Modern’ office
bldg at 221 South Church Street. Has
Feb 26, 1951
1B- "New Addition to Charlotte Blood
Center is Dedicated"
J. A. Malcolm Architect.
508 E. Morehead.
Mar 1, 1951
1B- "Interest High in New School"
Refers to Myers Park High
School. Architect was James Stenhouse of J.
N. Pease and Co. Built by
J. A. Jones. Includes aerial photo of
Mar 3, 1951
1B- "Board Agrees on Architects for 4
Merry Oaks Elem. = Paul
West Charlotte = Graves
School in Clt. Country
Club Section = Ed Wilson
Elementary in Hoskins
section = C. W. Connelly
Double Oaks = A. G. Odell
1B- "Architects Plans Ready on $250,000
Walter W. Hook and
Mar 3, 1951
1B- "Construction Work to Begin
New addition to Clt.
Memorial Hospital. R. Edwin Wilson
Architect. Gen. Contractor Goode
Mar 11, 1951
1B- "Dedication Set For Negro YMCA"
Corner of S. Caldwell and
E Third. Louis Ashbury and Son Architects.
Company, contractors. Fire Proof. Has photo.
Mar 18, 1951
9D- "East High Will Hold Opening Today"
Clear Creek / Matthews Area. M. R. Marsh
Architect. Robert H. Pinnix, contractor.
Pictures, clearly modern style.
Mar 23, 1951
B1- "Proposed Charlotte Home of Spaugh Pape Company"
Architects Drawing. No Address.
A17- "Enderly Park Center to be Open Today"
G. Odell, architect. R. C. Hicks, general contractor.
April 1, 1951
1B- "Building Planned by Dr. Palmer"
Magnum W. Sloan, Architect. NW corner of
Church and 7th Streets.
Office of Dr. James A. Palmer. Includes
April 16, 1951
1B- "Freedom Park Museum Opens Doors Sunday"
Includes photograph, site and bldg
description. J. A. Malcolm, Architect.
J. A. Jones Contractor.
April 19, 1951
3B- "Ceremonies to Open Latta Park Center"
Includes picture of very modern bldg.
April 20, 1951
1B- "Architects Prepare High School Plans"
Black-only school near West Charlotte,
located on Keller Farm Community, 3Blocks NW
of Charlotte HS. Architects are Graves and
Troy. Should open Fall of 1952.
May 15, 1951
1B?- "Housing Job to Begin During August"
Public Housing Project for Whites only begun between Rozzel
And Rd West Trade Street.
May 27, 1951
6B- "Construction Firm Occupies New Home"
211 Atherton St. Has bldg. description.
June 4, 1947
1B- "Proposed Merchandise Mart"
J. N. Pease Assoc., architects. Has sketch.
June 29, 1951
1B- "Myers Park Bids Due on July 17"
Construction of phys-ed bldg and assembly
bldg. J. N. Pease Assoc., architects.
July 7, 1951
B1- "New Chemical Plant to Open by November"
Richfield Chem. Plant. Sloan and Weatley Archs. South Eastern
Company. Pineville Rd. Architect’s sketch.
July 11, 1951
B1- "Plan for Posterity, 1951"
‘Ultra-modern’ elementary school to be
built in the Ashley Park area, with
exposed corridors and natural lighting. D. M. Mackintosh and
the Architects and engineers. Contains arch.’s
Aug 18, 1951
1B- "Board Lets $422,058 Double Oaks Contract"
School in Revolution Park area. J. A. Malcolm, architect.
Aug 31, 1951
2B- Advertisement for Park n Shop grocery store.
2938 Wilkinson Blvd. Modern Style. Contains picture.
Oct 11, 1951
1B- "Coliseum Plan is
Architect is A. G. Odell. Includes the publication of two of
drawings of the site.
Oct 16, 1951
1B- "New Schools hit by School Shortage."
Oct 31, 1951
1B- "First Baptist Bids Total $651,716"
J. N. Pease and Company, architects. Concern
about promised steel. Between 7th and
Nov. 4, 1951
8B- Advertisement for American
Shows modern style branch office at the
corner of N. Tryon and 9th Streets.
Jan 30, 1952
8D—9D- Pictures of three HS built in 1951
West Meck on Tuskeseegee Rd.
East Meck on Monroe Rd.
N. Meck on Davidson Hwy., S of Huntersville
Feb 24, 1952
7B—9B- "New Edifice is Symbol of Progress"
Presbyterian Hospital’s $870,000 Student
Nurses’ Home. Walter Hook and Assocs.,
architects. J. A. Jones Const. Includes Bldg
discription. Includes pictures.
Mar 27, 1952
16A- Dairy Queen Advertisement.
2803 N. Tryon St. J. D. Love did the
plastering and stucco.
April 6, 1952
8B- "New High School Open House Today."
West Meck HS. Charles W. Connelly, architect. Ariel photo.
May 11, 1952
21B- "New W. T. Grant Co.
Store is Nearing Completion."
210 N. Tryon Street. J. N. Pease, architect. Description.
July 24, 1952
1B- " Auditorium –Coliseum Construction Slated to Start
Aug 3, 1952
B1- "Steel Request for Coliseum Being Pushed"
Aug 8, 1952
B1- " Steel Shortage Seen Delaying Coliseum Job"
Sept 17, 1952
B?- "New Harris Super Market
Will Great Public Today"
2701 S. Blvd. W. T. Harris the president of
firm. One of largest centers in the South,
description of the building. Biography of W. T.
Sept 21, 1952
B?- "Bids Slated on Building
J. N. Pease and Co., architects. Phys-ed bldg. Includes
Sept 24, 1952
1B- "Plans for $1.5 Million Sub Division Announced"
To be called the ‘Cloisters.’ First 12 homes
to be designed by John Frwin Ramsey, Salisbury
architect. Each home will be featured in
Better Homes and Gardens when it is
complete. The article also names many people
involved with the project.
Oct 26, 1952
9D- "Carmel Park Home Sold"
picture of modern home on Carmel Park rd.
Nov 7, 1952
5A- "Contract let for Charlotte
Branch of IBM"
E. Morehead St. J. A. Malcolm, architect. Arch’s drawing.
Nov 9, 1952
12B- "Barringer School Open
Mill-type style, with modern elements. J. A. Malcolm,
Nov 11. 1952
?- "Contract Let for Two New
Buildings on Tryon Street"
Commercial Natl. Bank w/ drive in windows. Has archs.’
Pyramid Life Insurance Co. on the 2400 Block of N. Tryon. J.
Nov 27, 1952
?- "Structure Converted into Office
Addison Storage Garage at 222 S. Church
Street. A. G. Odell and Assoc., architects.
Includes description and drawing.
Jan 22, 1953
7A and 18A—19A- "A&P ‘Model Store’ Opens at 3330 Plaza Rd.
‘Most modern store in the state’ includes pictures.
Feb 12, 1953
20A- Fash-O-Mart to Hold Formal
Opening Event This Morning.
3442 Wilkinson Blvd. ‘Largest ready-to-wear supermarket’
April 12, 1953
20B- "$400,000 Center
Planned by Carolina’s Auto Supply"
Intersection of Baryhill and Thrift Rd. M. R.
Marsh, architects. Modern design. Photo.
Aril 26, 1953
?- "Extensive Remodeling Program to Start Immediately"
A. G. Odell, architect of redo of street
June 5, 1953
10A- " Vote Yes We’ve Waited Long Enough"
Advertisement for $1 million Bond referendum for Coliseum
1B- "Large Turn-out is Expected for Bond Vote."
Includes picture of Odell’s arch model.
June 19, 1953
16A- "Insurance Firm’s
Office Moving to New Quarters"
New York Life Insurance Co. 1431 Elizabeth
Ave. Jack Heath, architect. has picture.