history

It was just 12 years ago that Charlotte renamed a street after MLK

This article was originally published January 18, 2016, and has been updated. Back in the 1970s, cities across America began renaming streets after Dr. Martin...

Can a dilapidated gas station carry historic significance for the city of Charlotte?

Last week, demolition began on the old Goodyear Building at the corner of S. Tryon and E. Stonewall. In its place, two towers will rise in a $300 million...

4 places that could become Charlotte’s latest historic landmarks

Four places in Charlotte could become the city’s newest historic landmarks. You might not have heard of any of them. But they represent a pretty neat...

What’s in a name? 19 Charlotte names and the people behind them

If you’ve ever found yourself walking through a park or down a street that’s clearly named after someone and ended up feeling like a bad...

Op-Ed: Charlotte doesn’t lack history. You’re not looking hard enough

Charlotte doesn’t lack history. No city that declared independence from England before it was cool to do it lacks history. After a 17-pound golden nugget...

5 secrets about Charlotte you can learn this month

I’ve lived in Charlotte so long I remember when what we called “ethnic dining” was at the all-night Athens Restaurant, and when Thompson’s Bootery and...

Charlotte’s oldest cemetery is almost as old as the city itself

Charlotte’s oldest burial site has held down a prominent hilltop location in the heart of Uptown for almost as long as the city has existed....

The property that will be west Charlotte’s newest townhome development was once a local landmark

Back before this vacant piece of turf was set to become a new upper-class townhome project, it was one of the most visible landmarks in Charlotte. The piece of...

Charlotte’s iconic modernist “house that fell to earth” was demolished last week

In 1970, Mark Bernstein built a house at 5300 Hardison Road. It was designed by his brother Lawrence Allen Bernstein, who served as an apprentice...

History on Call may no longer exist, but you can still learn Dilworth’s history on a walking tour

Scattered throughout Dilworth are these signs: Essentially, when History on Call was functional, a walking (or driving) tour through Dilworth was enriched...

How this Japanese World War II soldier’s flag made it from Charlotte back home 70 years later

Kenneth David Sjogren went to war at age 25, in February 1942. He was a cook in the U.S. Army National Guard and served in Europe and later the Philippines and...

I didn’t even know the Gold District existed. Now I do and the history behind it is really cool

My family was in town visiting me recently when my older sister Heather said all she really wanted to do was go see her fellow designer friend, Randolph...