Map Spotlights

There are over 4,000 entries in the 1911 city directory for Charlotte, meaning there are over 4,000 possible addresses and occupants to explore. As part of the larger map, each address and occupant demonstrates the process of social and economic sorting that had occurred in Charlotte by 1911. But for a few addresses, we have dug deeper into the historical record, following the occupant(s) of a certain address backward and forwards in time behind and beyond 1911. The spotlights use census enumerations, city directories, draft cards, and special collections in a number of libraries to share a glimpse into the lives of a handful of people in Charlotte in 1911.

32 S. College Street: Walter Henry Graves

6 S. College Street: John R. Ross

409 E. Stonewall Street: Zechariah Alexander, Sr.