1. St. Peter's Catholic Church, 1893
1 block north on S. Tryon St.
Catholics arrived in this region in sizeable numbers to help build railroads in the 1850s-70s. Note the rectory next door, a Victorian townhouse with a whimsical "keyhole" window.
2. Charlotte Observer
Original building stood on S. Tryon St. near Stonewall St.
Cotton mill builder D.A. Tompkins and editor J.P. Caldwell bought the Charlotte Chronicle, 1882, remade it as the Charlotte Observer, a leader in the "Cotton Mill Campaign" that brought U.S. textile factories south.
3. "Wall Street of Charlotte," 1920s
S. Tryon St.
Charlotte's first skyscraper skyline sprang up as the city became the trading and banking hub for a bustling region of cotton mills, overtaking old New England as America's top textile manufacturing area in the 1920s.
Erected by City of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
Location. 35° 13.41′ N, 80° 50.9′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of South Tryon Street and East Stonewall Street, on the right when traveling north on South Tryon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 S Tryon St, Charlotte NC 28202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. P. Caldwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Ratcliffe's Flowers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); N. C. League of Municipalities (about 600 feet away); Ratcliffe Flowers (about 600 feet away); Tryon Street (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Nearby History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Liberty Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Latta Arcade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.