Schoolplans - History South
A grab bag of essays exploring the South’s foodways, music traditions, architecture, urban planning and history in general, from a vantage point in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Posted: Friday May 29, 2020
The Heart of Elizabeth Walking Tour - History South
Posted: (7 days ago) The Heart of Elizabeth Walking Tour – Self Guided. Words and photos by Tom Hanchett. A streetcar pauses at the top of Elizabeth Avenue with uptown Charlotte in the distance, 1910s. Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Rosenwald Schools - History South
Posted: (6 days ago) ROSENWALD SCHOOLS Beacons for Black Education in the American South. From the 1910s into the early 1930s, more than 5300 school buildings were constructed in African American communities throughout 15 southern states. Seed money came from Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company.
Briarhoppers and Charles Crutchfield - History South
Posted: (4 days ago) Briarhoppers and Charles Crutchfield. The Briarhopper show originated about 1935 as a way to pitch patent medicine. Consolidated Drug Trade Products of Chicago asked WBT to create a program to sell its Peruna tonic, Radio Girl perfume, Kolorbak hair dye, and Zymol Trokeys cough drops. WBT decided that stringband music and country humor were the ...
Plaza Midwood Historic District Walking Tour - History South
Posted: (7 days ago) Plaza Midwood Historic District Walking Tour. Words and photographs by Tom Hanchett. A Bit of History. Plaza Midwood started in 1903 with a handful of blocks in the vicinity of today’s Fuel Pizza (1501 Central Avenue). In 1912, British-born landscape architect Leigh Colyer laid out The Plaza with its elegant median, and also the parallel ...
The Other 'Subsidized Housing' Federal Aid To Suburbanization
Posted: (12 days ago) The Other "Subsidized Housing" Federal Aid To Suburbanization, 1940s-1960s By Tom Hanchett Originally published in John Bauman, Roger Biles and Kristin Szylvian, editors, From Tenements to Taylor Homes: In Search of Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth Century America (University Park, Pennsylvania: the Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000),
McCrorey Heights – HistorySouth.org
Posted: (11 days ago) McCrorey Heights: Making History in an African American Neighborhood. Draft August 2, 2018 by Tom Hanchett, community historian. Executive summary. McCrorey Heights, located near historically black Johnson C. Smith University, was begun by JSCU president Rev. H.L. McCrorey in 1912, but saw most of its development between the early 1950s and early 1970s as a premier neighborhood for Charlotte ...
Fred Kirby - kirby - History South
Posted: (20 days ago) Fred Kirby. Fred Kirby is a native Charlottean, born July 19, 1910 the son of an itinerant Methodist minister. He learned to play guitar and sing hymns from his mother, but says his professional career started by accident. When Fred was seventeen, his family was living in Florence, South Carolina.