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Hunter and Gordon (1908-ca. 1917)

Founded: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Headquarters:
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Architect
NC Work Locations:
  • Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
  • Mecklenburg
Building Types:
  • Educational;
  • Health Care;
  • Religious;
  • Residential

Biography

Hunter and Gordon was a prolific architectural partnership in Charlotte formed in 1908 by architects Leonard L. Hunter, an established practitioner in Charlotte, and Franklin Gordon, who had come to Charlotte from Atlanta. See Hunter's and Gordon's entries for fuller accounts and building lists.

Author: Catherine W. Bishir.

Published 2018

Building List

E. C. Marshall House (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1915

Contributors:
Dates: 1915
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 500 Hermitage Rd., Charlotte, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

A landmark of the Myers Park suburb, the grand Tudor Revival residence was built for Southern Power Company (later Duke Power) president E. C. Marshall.

Mercy Hospital (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1915

Contributors:
Dates: 1915
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: E. 5th St., Charlotte, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Health Care
Note:

The hospital opened on the site between 5th St. and Vail in 1916. A nursing school was added in 1922 (see Michael McInerney).

Mercy Hospital

George Stephens House (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1915

Contributors:
Dates: 1915-1916
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 821 Harvard Pl., Charlotte, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

The picturesque frame residence is one of several houses in Myers Park cited to Hunter and Gordon.

Carnegie Library (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1912

Contributors:
Dates: 1912
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 100 Beatties Ford Rd., Johnson C. Smith University Campus, Charlotte, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Note:

The library on the historically black college campus features a neoclassical design in brick with terra cotta columns and other details. Contractor Richard N. Hunter was active in Charlotte and vicinity; there is no known familial relationship between L. L. and R. N. Hunter. For fuller information see http://www.cmhpf.org/S&Rs%20Alphabetical%20Order/surveys&rcarnegie.htm.

Carnegie Library

Chalmers A. R. P. Church (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1910

Variant Name(s):
  • Grace Covenant Church
Contributors:
Dates: 1910
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: Corner of South Blvd. and East Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Note:

The Charlotte Evening Chronicle of June 11, 1910, reported on the new "classical, colonial" church located in the suburb of Dilworth. The red brick church features a portico of Corinthian columns and an especially fine interior. Famed minister Billy Graham attended this church in his youth. The church is now home to Grace Covenant Church.

Hunter and Gordon's Work Locations

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