Independence Building (Charlotte)

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Independence Building
Independence Building (Charlotte) is located in North Carolina
Independence Building (Charlotte)
Independence Building (Charlotte) is located in the US
Independence Building (Charlotte)
Location 100-102 W. Trade St., Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°13′39″N 80°50′35″W / 35.22750°N 80.84306°W / 35.22750; -80.84306Coordinates: 35°13′39″N 80°50′35″W / 35.22750°N 80.84306°W / 35.22750; -80.84306
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1909 J.A. Jones Construction
Architect Frank Pierce Milburn;
William Lee Stoddart
Architectural style Beaux Arts, Renaissance
Demolished September 27, 1981
NRHP reference # 78001964[1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1978

The Independence Building was a 186 feet (57 m) skyscraper in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. It was built in 1909 by J.A. Jones Construction and imploded on September 27, 1981 to make way for 101 Independence Center. It originally had 12 floors but 2 more were added in 1928. It was the tallest commercial building in North Carolina, overtaking the title previously held by the Masonic Temple Building in Raleigh. The height of the Independence Building was surpassed by the Jefferson Standard Building in Greensboro in 1923.[2][3][4][5]

The building was later demolished. In 1981, the 101 Independence Center was built at the former site of the building.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Independence Building, Charlotte /
  3. ^, Retrieved on 2009/01/27.
  4. ^, Retrieved on 2009/01/27.
  5. ^ Dan L. Morrill (n.d.). "Independence Building" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
Preceded by
Tallest Building in Charlotte
57 m
Succeeded by
Johnston Building