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Edward Dilworth Latta and the Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company (1890-1925): Builders of a New South City


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A look at the businesses of Edward Dilworth Latta, a Charlotte businessman who opened his men's clothing store in the town in 1876 and formed the Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company with the mayor and four others in 1890. The company developed a suburb, Dilworth, housing members of the middle and upper classes, as well as mill hands for the city's textile industry. Dilworth's utilities, trolley lines, and parks were installed by Latta's company. Labor troubles and competition to provide services caused the decline of the company by 1910 and Dilworth was annexed by Charlotte in 1907.
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