Belmont Graded School and the Salvation Army
Salvation Army Building in 2020
Text from 1903 Charlotte City Directory
Backstory and Context
In 1903, he became editor of the Charlotte News and broadened his focus to the entire South. In that year the North Carolina General Assembly passed a weak law, with no enforcement provisions, prohibiting the employment of children under 12 and establishing a maximum 66-hour workweek for children under 18.
In 1937, the Salvation Army begins using a part of the premises as its Family and Transient Bureau. In 1944 the Salvation Army Men’s Transient Lodge was the sole occupant of the building, which became the Salvation Army Belmont Community Center. It was rebuilt in 1957, reopening as The Salvation Army.
Head to the corner of Belmont and Seigle avenues. Cross Seigle Avenue and turn left, or south, on Seigle Avenue. You will find the medallion near the bus stop just past Otts Street.