Speaker Date: October 14, 2022
Today Charlotte’s South End is exploding with new apartments, restaurants and offices. But look close and you’ll find century-old Victorian homes and factories from the era when nearby Dilworth was Charlotte’s first “streetcar suburb.” Historian Tom Hanchett takes us on a virtual walking tour.
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Dr Tom Hanchett
BIOGRAPHY & RESOURCES
Dr. Tom Hanchett is a popular community historian in Charlotte.
educated at Cornell, U of Chicago and UNC Chapel Hill, he is best known as author of Sorting Out the New South City, a history of Charlotte just published in a new Second Edition from UNC Press.
He served as staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte before retiring in 2016.
He writes widely on Southern history and culture, including studies of Rosenwald Schools, country music in North Carolina, and immigrant foodways in today’s Charlotte.