Historic Landmarks





Charlotte Fire Station #6

Where Are We in CLT? | July 7, 2020

If you asked us to name the most iconic firehouse of all time (we know you didn’t ask but please humor us), we’d say the Ghostbusters headquarters. BUT if you asked us to name the most iconic firehouse in the Queen City, we’d say Charlotte Fire Stati… read more »




First National Bank Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 23, 2020

Built in 1927, the First National Bank Building (now known as Tryon Plaza) is covered inside and out with small craftsmanship details that will catch the eye of any visitor paying close enough attention, especially any mythology buffs. The limestone… read more »




Mecklenburg Investment Company Building

Where Are We in CLT? | June 7, 2020

Built in 1922, the Mecklenburg Investment Company (MIC) Building is one of the last remaining buildings in Charlotte’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Brooklyn was a predominantly black community that existed as a “town within a town” in Charlotte’s… read more »




Thad Tate Statue

Where Are We in CLT? | March 26, 2020

In times like these, we need examples of courage and leadership more than ever. Thad Tate, one of Charlotte’s earliest and most influential African American businessmen, checks both of those boxes. He was a leader in the community who owned and opera… read more »




The Gateway and Century Buildings

Where Are We in CLT? | May 30, 2020

The Queen City recently overcame San Fransisco as the 15th largest city in the United States, with no signs of slowing down. With more people comes newer and bigger buildings. The landscape of our city is changing on a daily basis as we continue to e… read more »




The Terrace at Cedar Hill

Where Are We in CLT? | December 2, 2019

The next time you’re attending a wedding reception at The Terrace or taking a meeting at the Cedar Hill Building just outside of Uptown, make sure to take a gander at the area to the left of the front door. There you’ll find a reminder that the build… read more »




The Hezekiah Alexander House Homesite

Where Are We in CLT? | November 18, 2019

Turn on Huey Lewis and the News and grab your powdered wig because we’re going back in time! The Hezekiah Alexander House is a hidden historical gems in the Queen City. Built in 1774, the stone building is the oldest house in Mecklenburg County and v… read more »




D-Day Monument at Freedom Park

Where Are We in CLT? | November 11, 2019

There are quite a few veteran memorials nestled around the Queen City that honor the men and women who fought for our county and freedom. Speaking of freedom, you can find three of these monuments in Freedom Park (perfectly named for a day like today… read more »




Ratcliffe’s Flowers at The Green

Where Are We in CLT? | October 18, 2019

Back in 1917, Louis Ratcliffe started a floral business, appropriately named Ratcliffe’s Flowers, at 431 South Tryon Street. The business operated until 1989 when Carpe Diem moved into that location (who has since moved to Elizabeth).  Then in 2000,… read more »




Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Where Are We in CLT? | September 18, 2019

The last time you whizzed down Morehead on your way to Rhino Market or Town Brewing, did you notice that the incredible art deco building across the street at 1401-09 West Morehead Street? The building’s corners along Morehead are adorned with intric… read more »




The McNinch House

Where Are We in CLT? | August 28, 2019

When you’re running the Around The Crown 10K on Sept. 1, you’ll take a short jaunt on Church Street just past mile four. For a little extra motivation, look right after you pass the Frederick Building. You’ll see a purple a pink house built in the 18… read more »




JCSU’s Biddle Hall

Where Are We in CLT? | July 16, 2019

WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? Last Friday, CreativeMornings/Charlotte had the privilege of holding the event in historic Biddle Memorial Hall on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte’s only HCBU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). B… read more »