Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina (1905/1905)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
This early view of Tryon Street in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina shows pedestrian, horse-drawn carriages, and storefronts in the busting district.
Progressive Charlotte--Getting Her New Streets and Skyscraper (1900/1910)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
This postcard from the 1900s shows the construction of the Realty Building, an early skyscraper built in Charlotte in 1907 by Lewis Asbury. It was later renamed the Independence Building in 1920.
Charlotte's Two Skyscrapers, Charlotte, North Carolina (1912/1912)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Two of Charlotte's early skyscrapers, the Realty Building and the Commercial National Bank Building (white building), are in this postcard. Commercial National Bank was the oldest national bank in NC.
Tryon Street Looking South From Square, Charlotte, NC (1921/1921)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Featured in this postcard of Tryon Street is Central Hotel on the left and United Cigar Store on the ground floor. Central Hotel operated from 1849-1930s.
Looking northeast from Realty Building, Charlotte, North Carolina (1910/1910)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
This postcard featured the view from the Realty Building looking northeast. Churches, homes, and businesses are in view, as well as a painted Coca-Cola advertisement.
A Few of the Fine Buildings of Charlotte, NC (1907/1907)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
This postcard features views of Third Ward in Charlotte, including the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Piedmont Insurance Building, Southern States Trust Co., the 4 C's Building and the YMCA.
Mrs. Stonewall Jackson's Home, Charlotte, North Carolina (1910/1910)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Anna Morris Jackson, widow of Stonewall Jackson, lived in this home on West Trade Street.
Phifer Home (1918/1918)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
The William Phifer House, pictured, was located on North Tryon Street and was the site of the last full body meeting of the Confederate cabinet in April 26, 1865.
House in Charlotte (1912/1912)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Photographic postcard of a home in Charlotte, NC. "Connie Gibbon" is written on the card--she may be the owner of the home, the letter-writer, or both.
Who Said "Sunny South"? (1917-12/1917-12)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
This photographic postcard shows a snowy neighborhood along with the handwritten message "Who said 'Sunny South'?"
View, Myers Park, Charlotte, North Carolina (1915/1915)UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
The Myers Park neighborhood in Charlotte, featured in this postcard, was first developed by George Stephens on his father-in-law's (John Springs Meyers) land in 1911.
Postcards from the Mary Boyer collection of historical postcards and papers, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte