Charlotte center city in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
1. The Square
Crossing of Trade St. and Tryon St. Indian trading paths became Trade and Tryon streets when colonists created the village of Charlotte named for Britain's Queen, 1768. Statues by Raymond Kaskey recall factors in the city's growth: gold mines starting 1790s, railroads starting 1850s, textile factories starting 1880s.
2. Former First National Bank, 1926
S. Tryon St. between W. Trade St. and W. 4th St.
Bank tower by architect Louis Asbury was tallest building in the Carolinas for decades though First National itself failed in the Depression.
3. 1st Presbyterian Church, 19th century
One block west on W. Trade St.
Many early Charlotte settlers were Scots-Irish Presbyterians. Parts of this church complex date from the 1840s and 1890s.
Erected by City of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion
Location. 35° 13.635′ N, 80° 50.573′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. It is in Charlotte center city. Marker is at the intersection of North Tryon Street and East Trade Street, on the right when traveling north on North Tryon Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Sculptures at Independence Square (a few steps from this marker); Nathanael Greene (a few steps from this marker); Home of Col. Thomas Polk (a few steps from this marker); Mecklenburg Resolves (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Polk Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.