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TBT – Cecil Drive

12 Mar

In 1955 what we now know as Kings Drive looking towards 7th Street looked like this:

Cecil Street looking towards 7th Street just above the Grady Cole Center 1955.  Picture courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library.

Cecil Street looking towards 7th Street just above the Grady Cole Center 1955. Picture courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library.

Now, this is what that same intersection looks like:

Kings Drive towards Seventh Street_2015

Kings Drive looking towards Seventh Street 2015. Picture taken by the author.

The house on the right is long gone, that site is now a parking lot for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).  The Kayo is also gone, and the site is now the overpass for Independence Freeway near the I-277 split and where the billboard was located is now Van Emery Building which is also a part of CPCC.

I encourage everyone who is interested to check out more images of old Charlotte on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Story website which is a service of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (www.cmstory.org).  Enjoy!

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Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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