Explore Charlotte’s history place by place for 50 weeks
Check back here each week for a new place!
About this Project
50 Places in Charlotte is a digital history project that tells the City’s rich story through a glimpse of fifty places throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Places represent the past and the present through existing sites and long demolished structures and travel through time from Charlotte’s earliest history to today. Through the project, we are creating a composite map of Charlotte, its communities, and the ways it has changed over the centuries. Each week, we will share a new story of a Charlotte place through narrative and multimedia.
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This project was made possible by research collaboration with Brandon Lunsford and the James G. Peeler Collection at Johnson C. Smith University, Shelia Bumgarner and the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and the Staff at the Special Collections and University Archives at J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte. This project is supported by the Knight Foundation and the Infusion Fund.