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Fourth Ward Tax Valuation Collection, 1986-1987

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2019-012

Content Description

The Fourth Ward Tax Valuation Collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, tax line map drawings, and tax valuation forms that detail Fourth Ward properties in Charlotte, North Carolina. Each document includes fields such as: property tax number, street address, property owner, size, amount sold, month/year of purchase, year built, land acreage, tax assessed value, and total. Each form has a photo of the property described. Materials date 1986-1987.

Dates

  • 1986 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Biographical / Historical

Like Third Ward, Charlotte’s Fourth Ward is the combination of an old section and a new section. The older area of Fourth Ward remains largely residential and the newer area extends beyond the Southern Railway tracks.

The residential area features several homes designated as historic properties, as well as apartment buildings. Along with the residential properties are churches (First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, First Associated Reform Presbyterian Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church), hospitals, stores, business offices, and other institutions.

One of the better-known industries in Fourth Ward was the Interstate Milling Company, which was founded by Myers Park businessman Charles Moody in the early 20th century. Also widely known was the Charlotte Cotton Mill on Fifth and Graham Streets.

Cemeteries also populated Fourth Ward, including Elmwood Cemetery and Pineville Cemetery. Many of Charlotte’s leaders are buried there.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

.75 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Fourth Ward Tax Valuation Collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, tax line map drawings, and tax valuation forms that detail Fourth Ward properties in Charlotte, North Carolina. Each document includes fields such as: property tax number, street address, property owner, size, amount sold, month/year of purchase, year built, land acreage, tax assessed value, and total. Each form has a photo of the property described. Materials date 1986-1987.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are organized by the property's address. If no address was given, the folder title reflects the parcel identification number instead. Materials were kept in the original order in which the collection was received.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room by an unknown presenter in September 2008.

Related Materials

First Ward Tax Valuation Collection, 1986-1988, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Third Ward Tax Valuation Collection, 1983-1985, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Thies Realty Collection, 1981-1995, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Bibliography

Hanchett, Tom. “Charlotte and Its Neighborhoods: The Growth of a New South City, 1850-1930. Charlotte, NC: Urban Institute of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Charlotte

Historic Properties Commission, c1986. (NCR 975.62 C479 H234c) https://cmlibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1087575106

Infanzon, Vanessa. “What to eat, drink, and do in each of the 4 wards Uptown.” Charlotte Five. May 1, 2018. Accessed September 2019. https://www.charlottefive.com/uptown-4-wards/

Rogers, John R. “Charlotte, Its Historic Neighborhoods.” Dover, NH: Arcadia, 1996. (975.62 C479 R72c) https://cmlibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?f_FORMAT=BK&f_STATUS=NCR&query=third+ward&searchType=keyword

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition. Adhesives on photographs will dry out over time.

Physical Description

Materials are in good condition. Adhesives on photographs will dry out over time.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll in September 2019.

Title
Fourth Ward Tax Valuation Collection, 1986-1987
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
October 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA