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Tom Hanchett papers

Identifier: MS0600


  • 2019


Conditions Governing Use

The Tom Hanchett papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Independence Park was established in 1904 at the urging of industrialist D.A. Tompkins. It was Charlotte's first public park and sits off of Hawthorne Lane in the Elizabeth neighhborhood. The design of Independence Park served as the first project for John Nolen (1869-1937), who went on to have a long career in city planning and designed Charlotte's Myers Park neighborhood. The park also contains the Arhelger Memorial, which was erected in 1931 by the citizens of Charlotte in memory of Lillian Arhelger, who died trying to save a child from falling over Glen Burney Falls near Blowing Rock.


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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated