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Return to HIGHLIGHTS CITY HALL
600 E. Trade St., 704/336-2907, www.cmhpf.org
Building a new city hall on the outskirts of downtown Charlotte was a controversial decision. In 1924, with the approval of the city council, Charlotte mayor James Oscar Walker authorized construction of a new building in the heart of a residential neighborhood. The decision changed the landscape of Charlotte, moving city government out of the center of the city. Charles Christian Hook, the first architect to live in Charlotte, was hired to design the building, which is said to be the most imposing public building he created. It consists of four structures: an administrative building (known as City Hall), a fire station, a police station, and a public health building. Governmental agencies moved into the buildings on October 30, 1925, and the first City Council meeting occurred in the new building on November 1, 1925. In 1928, with City Hall fully occupied, the Board of County Commissioners dedicated a new courthouse on an adjacent parcel of land. The construction of the buildings led to the deterioration of the surrounding residential community and turned the Second Ward neighborhood into the seat of city government, as it remains to this day.
M DISCOVERY PLACE
301 N. Tryon St., 704/372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 A.M.-4 P.M., Sat. 10 A.M.-6 P.M., Sun. noon-5 P.M.
COST: Separate admission for each area of museum; fees range from $8 adults for IMAX film to $26 adults for all-inclusive package; special pricing in effect for certain exhibits
Gold Coast Vineyard began producing fruit in the early 1990s. Kinshasa Metro Map Gary Burk, a singer and guitarist, lived in Los Angeles at the time. He supplemented Kinshasa Metro Map his performance income by selling Gold Coast Vineyard grapes to Au Bon Climat, Foxen, and other local wineries. In 1994 Jim Clendenen, owner/winemaker at Au Bon Climat, and Bob Lindquist, owner/winemaker at Qupe winery at Bien Nacido Vineyards, offered Gary an assistant winemaking position. Gary accepted and simultaneously started producing the first Costa de Oro wines one barrel each of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Gary stayed at Au Bon Climat and Qupe until 2002, when he left to devote his full energies to Costa de Oro.
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