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Charlotte 100 Years Ago and Noise Ordinance Controversy


A stretch of Tryon Street 100 years ago. The Independence Building (pictured) is often regarded as the city and state's first skyscraper. The building was torn down in 1981. (Photo courtesy of David Erdman.) Part One: What Did Charlotte Look Like 100 Years Ago? A look at Charlotte's history and possible future. We'll step back 100 years in time and take a look at what the Queen City looked like through the eyes of historian David Erdman. He'll tell us about what uptown looked like back then, what (if anything) still exists from 100 years ago, and about one of Charlotte's most important citizens from that time, James Duke, had to do with the way our city was built. Guest David Erdman - Charlotte trial lawyer and Historian who has compiled several historical collections about Charlotte More pictures from 'Old Charlotte:' Part Two: Charlotte's Noise Ordinance Controversy Then in the second half of the show, we'll hear about the noise ordinance controversy that's affecting Charlotte businesses and homeowners alike and find out what this could mean for the future of the neighborhoods in question. Guests Dewitt "Mac" McCarley - City Attorney for Charlotte Susan Stabley - Reporter, Charlotte Business Journal Add and read comments