This week, the Rabbit Hole answers a question about the color of Charlotte's skyline, discovers a hidden Art Deco department store, and relays some hard news about the Elevator Queen.
Two comments . . . If Duke Energy’s cost for 45000+ lights is only $3/hr., why is my power bill so high (?), and I expected the “Hand of God” to be Pele!
David Burge to the rescue on more accurately dating the Belk picture: https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1723392003369496588?t=3p2QKnzCiH3ldlTfojGoUQ&s=19
Hey, I’m famous! Never expected to have my photo in an NC Rabbit Hole. Thanks for the story! You did not disappoint.
Well Jeremy, you do keep sending me down some North Carolina Rabbit Holes. When I was kid (some years, well decades ago in the 20th century), my uncle who was a small businessman in downtown Greensboro used to take me to lunch in the cafeteria in the pictured Belk's. Pretty classy place then. I always got shrimp cocktail and prime roast beef with potatoes. He lived until age 94 after he retired at 89. I vividly recall placing his obituary in the now decrepit News-Record building. Not much looks the same on Elm Street now, people don’t even seem to know what “Hamburger Square” was, despite a historical marker.
Thanks again, Jeremy for making the memories return.