With the recent announcement that the Charlotte Observer offices will be leaving Uptown, UNC Charlotte's Special Collections archive team wanted to look back at the Observer's physical presence in the heart of the city. Here is the headquarters for the city's longest running newspaper, first at 32 South Tryon Street in 1904 (complete with an electric sign!) and again in 1955, at 800 South Tryon Street.
Sketches of Charlotte : North Carolina's finest city and the recognized cotton milling centre of the southern states, page 9, 1904. UNC Charlotte.
Charlotte Observer Building for Southern Architect, February, 1955. MS0138 William Hoke Sumner Papers, UNC Charlotte.
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