Retro Charlotte

Watch your step!

“The Fisk Rubber Co. vacated 336 N. Tryon about 1924, but it left behind a curbside iron marker offering ‘free air.’ It cleverly conceals the long-inoperative plumbing underneath; just lift the big FISK in the middle.”1983. The business was located between where Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse and McGlohon Theatre are today.
“The Fisk Rubber Co. vacated 336 N. Tryon about 1924, but it left behind a curbside iron marker offering ‘free air.’ It cleverly conceals the long-inoperative plumbing underneath; just lift the big FISK in the middle.”1983. The business was located between where Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse and McGlohon Theatre are today. The Charlotte Observer

So, the Queen City used to install things in the streets and sidewalks, and an uptown store often had intricate tile work on the floor of the entrance. Take a look at the photos because they’re all gone now...

  Comments