Saturday, June 24, 2017

E. L. Moore's Photography Studio on S. Tryon

What's located at 114 S. Tryon today according to Google Street View.

I'm slogging my way through Charlotte business directories from the 1940s and 1950s to figure out when and where E. L. Moore ran his baby and child photography business. It looks like it moved around a bit over the years, and one location was 114 1/2 S. Tryon in Charlotte, North Carolina according to some directory listings from the late 1940s. That one below is from 1945.
I looked up and down S. Tryon on Google Street View, but could only find a 114; 114 1/2 was nowhere to be found. It was likely bulldozed years ago, or maybe it was was in the basement of 114. Regardless, look at the beautiful building at 114. It would make an excellent model, and those tall windows would allow for some interior details, and when lit up, a spectacular night scene.


  1. It's just like Platform 3 3/4 in Harry Potter.

  2. Its location is protected by a Fidelius Charm, invisible to neighborhood residents, much like 12 Grimmauld Place, headquarters of Harry Potter's Order of the Phoenix.

    1. It looks like a streetcar line might or might not cross Tryon somewhere, so maybe there is indeed a history of cloaked, fractional addresses :-)