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Charlotte at the turn of the century 

A typical phonebook

What might a typical phone book have looked like at the turn of the century in Charlotte? Here's an idea. For more on Charlotte between 1900 and 1910, check out

Car dealerships; 3

Carriage and wagon dealers: 5

Saloons: 15

Fire insurance companies: 65

Insurance agents: 54

Secret and benevolent societies: 41

Newspapers: 13

Drugstores: 20

Lawyers: 30

Telephone and telegraph companies: 5

Restaurants: 14

Shoemakers: 27

Hotels: 8

Urban manufacturers: 115

Dressmakers: 36

Tailors: 11

Real estate agents: 19

Butchers: 27

Barbers: 29

Policemen: 23

Firemen: 29

Source: The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

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