Concord in Cabarrus County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
City Hall / Street Car
This magnificent Concord City Hall was built in 1902 and sadly demolished in 1957. It anchored the northwest corner of South Union Street and Barbrick Avenue and was replaced by a new City Hall built on the same spot, now called the City Hall Annex. The fire horses were kept inside the double arched doors on the right with their harnesses suspended from the ceiling so they could quickly respond to fires. The fire bell was located across Union Street atop the Historic 1876 Court House. When the bell sounded, the fire horses would leap into action, bolt through the doors, and race to the fire, gathering the volunteer firemen along the route.
Additionally, depicted from around 1910, is one of Concrord's highly used Street Cars. The street car tracks ran from the railroad depot, down South Union Street towards Corban, and up North Union Street towards Buffalo Street. The system was discontinued in the 1920's and many of the rails were removed from scrap iron during WWII. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Charity & Public Work
Location. 35° 24.57′ N, 80° 34.838′ W. Marker is in Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County. Marker is on Union Street South just south of Means Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Union St S, Concord NC 28025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Community Center / Canteen (here, next to this marker); Odell, Coleman, and Gibson Mills (here, next to this marker); St. James Lutheran Church (here, next to this marker); Scotia Seminary (here, next to this marker); Concord Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); First Cabarrus Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Red Hill Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Commerical Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.