A Facebook friend posted old photos of her step-great grandfather’s pool hall and I wanted to know more! Fred Hyams ran a successful billiard parlor uptown for decades, aiming to provide “genteel surroundings in a morally conducted amusement hall.” The pool hall originated on W. Trade, possibly moved to another spot on W. Trade, went to S. Church, and finally to S. Tryon.
I hope you enjoy the photos, stories, and ads. (Thanks for advertising with the Charlotte Observer, Mr. Hyams!)