Trade and Tryon
The intersection of Trade and Tryon streets is the crossroads of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina; it marks the city center and divides the city's first four wards. The two streets intersect at Independence Square, known locally as simply "The Square", this originated as the crossroads for a pair of native American trails. From this location, the city was founded and expanded. Tryon Street runs northeast-southwest, while Trade Street runs southeast-northwest.
Notable structures and events
- In 1768, erected the first home in what is present day Charlotte.
- Location of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in May 1775.
- General Nathanael Greene assumed command of the patriot army from Horatio Gates on December 3, 1780.
- Confederate president Jefferson Davis and his cabinet visited on their travels southward after the fall of Richmond in April 1865.
- The Bank of America Corporate Center, a 60-story building housing the executives of the bank and service sector tenants, is located here.
- "1. The Square". Route VII. Uptown Walking Tour Part 1. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
- "History of Independence Square – Trade and Tryon Streets". http://cityunwrapped.com. March 12, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
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