Architecture Tour of Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte

Architecture Tour of Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Charlotte Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Charlotte Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Downtown Charlotte or Uptown (as it is usually called by locals) is home to a number of contemporary high-rise buildings and modern towers, as well as historic structures and old buildings. Among its highlights are the Bank of America Plaza, Hearst Tower and One Wachovia Center. An interesting example of modern architecture is the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Check out the most noteworthy buildings in Charlotte’s Uptown on this walking tour!

Architecture Tour of Uptown Charlotte Map

Guide Name: Architecture Tour of Uptown Charlotte
Guide Location: USA » Charlotte (See other walking tours in Charlotte)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 16
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Author: leticia
Mecklenburg County Courthouse

1) Mecklenburg County Courthouse

Located on East Trade Street, Mecklenburg County Courthouse was built in 1928. This fine building has historical importance to Charlotte, as it serves as a monument to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s fantastic economic and physical growth during the late nineteenth century. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in...   view more
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Federal Reserve Bank

2) Federal Reserve Bank

The Federal Reserve Bank is located on the corner of South Tryon and Third Streets in uptown Charlotte. The building is the finest example of the Art Deco or Art Modern style and was designed by a Richmond architect. The building has delicately carved fluting between the...   view more
One Wells Fargo Center

3) One Wells Fargo Center

One Wells Fargo Center is a 179-meter tall skyscraper and the fourth tallest building in Charlotte. Originally it was known as One First Union Center. When it opened on September 14, 1988, it was the tallest building in North Carolina. It is considered Charlotte's first postmodern high-rise. One Wells Fargo Center is the largest of several buildings in Wells Fargo Center. The largest tenant used to be Wachovia bank, and the building was known as One Wachovia Center. In December 2010, the...   view more
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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

4) Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (must see)

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina is a 36,500 sq. ft. museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler, a native of Switzerland who assembled and inherited a collection of more than 1,400 artworks created by major figures of 20th-century modernism. The modern art collection is part of the new Levine Center for the Arts. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opened to the public on January 2, 2010...   view more
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Latta Arcade

5) Latta Arcade

Located on South Tryon Street in the central business district of Charlotte, Latta Arcade is a historic building in Uptown Charlotte. Dating back to 1914, it still bustles with activity and is home to numerous fine restaurants, nice shops and offices. There is a glass skylight over the atrium, which was originally used to allow natural light for grading cotton. It was designed by architect William H. Peeps. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in...   view more
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Bank of America Corporate Center

6) Bank of America Corporate Center

The Bank of America Corporate Center is an 871 ft skyscraper in Uptown Charlotte. When completed in 1992, it became and still is the tallest building in North Carolina as well as the tallest building between Philadelphia and Atlanta; it is 60 stories high. It is the 90th tallest building in the world. Designed by Argentine architect César Pelli and HKS Architects, it is the 26th tallest building in the United States and is the most widely known building in the Charlotte skyline. Sometimes...   view more
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Hearst Tower

7) Hearst Tower

The Hearst Tower in Charlotte is a 47-story skyscraper along North Tryon Street that rises 659 feet (201 m) in height. It opened on 14 November 2002 and is the 4th-tallest building in Charlotte. The 32-story tower rests atop a 15-floor podium. Located within the podium is a three-story, 180,000-square-foot (17,000 m2) trading floor designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and operated by Bank of America. The building is currently owned by Bank of America, although the Hearst Corporation also...   view more
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Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

8) Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

The North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is located in Charlotte. It opened in 1992 and is named in honor of the people of the state of North Carolina and the Blumenthal Foundation established by I.D. Blumenthal who founded RSC Brands, the largest private donor to the capital campaign. The idea for the center dates back to the late 1970s. Momentum for the project grew in the 1980s resulting in a $15 million allocation from the state of North Carolina, approval of a $15 million bond...   view more
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Transamerica Square Center

9) Transamerica Square Center

Transamerica Square is found Uptown on North Tryon Street. This modern, 10-story office tower is famous for its beautiful fresco on the ceiling of its three-story arched walkway. Created by Ben Long and entitled "Continuum," the fresco portrays the cycle of...   view more
Liddell-McNinch House

10) Liddell-McNinch House

The Liddell-McNinch House is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style of architecture. The building was built in 1890 and belonged to WJF Liddell who owned a factory that made equipment for the textile manufacturing industry. Today it houses one of the city’s best restaurants, The McNinch...   view more
John W. Sheppard House

11) John W. Sheppard House

The John W. Sheppard House is located on North Poplar Street and is a fine example of the Queen Anne style of architecture. This beautiful historic building was built in 1899 by druggist John W. Sheppard who moved from New York to find his fortune in...   view more
Newcomb-Berryhill House

12) Newcomb-Berryhill House

Located on West 9th Street, this striking old building was constructed by John Newcomb in the wonderful Italianate style. Dating back to 1884, this beautiful historic building was the home of Ernest Berryhill who managed the grocery store across the...   view more
Eastlake Victorian Cottage

13) Eastlake Victorian Cottage

Another historic highlight in the Fourth Ward district is the Eastlake Victorian Cottage. This beautiful light-blue building is an Eastlake style cottage, which was typical of middle-class Victorian homes of the period. It features a wonderful decorative...   view more
Crowell-Berryhill House

14) Crowell-Berryhill House

This historical building is situated on West 9th Street. It was originally built in 1897 as a district grocery store specializing in the Star Mills brand of corn meal. Today the building is home to Alexander Michael’s restaurant, and visitors are...   view more
Overcarsh House

15) Overcarsh House

The Overcarsh House, located on West 8th Street, is another good example of the Queen Anne style. In 1880 it was expanded in the new Victorian style, which was so popular at that time. If you look at the right side of the building, you will see the oldest part of the house, which predates the Civil...   view more
Bagley Mullen House

16) Bagley Mullen House

The Bagley Mullen House is situated on North Poplar Street and was built in the Queen Anne style in 1887. It was first owned by the railroad agent, Andrew J. Bagley, and was later the home of Walter N. Mullen, a supposed medicine...   view more


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