Saturday, November 29, 2008

Carolina Place Mall 1996






Audio Systems & Factory Outlet World 1978




Featuring Larry Sprinkle in the first commercial...



Springfest April 1991






WBTV 1978






Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!



Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker's Heritage USA 1986



Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Carolina Theatre March 1927


Opening month-

March 1, 1927

March 2, 1927

March 3, 1927

March 4, 1927

March 5, 1927

March 6, 1927

March 6, 1927

March 7, 1927

March 8, 1927

March 9, 1927

March 10, 1927

March 11, 1927

March 20, 1927

March 21, 1927

1931 exterior shot

1927 interior shot

1927 interior shot

Additions---

1953 exterior shot

1956 exterior-the night Elvis was in town

1975 exterior shot

1977 exterior shot

1980 exterior shot

1985 entrance photo



Above three interior pictures from 1985


Friday, November 14, 2008

Giant Genie November 16, 1972



Park Rd location--long since demolished (photo courtesy of David at Groceteria)


Area concerts November 1985





Efrid's Department Store December 1923


Efrid's had the first escalator in the state. People came from all over to ride it. This ad shows the excitement on opening day.



Carowinds Amusement Park Spring 1973





3 Guys 1983





Sharon Luggage Summer 1979





Monday, November 10, 2008

Colonial Stores May 4, 1967





NCNB Spring 1974


The beginning of a new era for downtown Charlotte-




Putt-Putt Spring 1975





Carolina Cougars Fall 1973







Queen Park Drive-In November 21, 1962


Grand opening night at the Drive-in-


Later to become an indoor multiplex (all that's left is the sign...)




Pizza Two Go Fall 1987





Saturday, November 8, 2008

WRPL 1967


this wonderful ad is courtesy of David at Groceteria


Thursday, November 6, 2008