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Anne Steele, 2015 November 18

Identifier: CH-ST0032

Scope and Contents

Anne Steele recalls initially moving to the Historic Washington Heights community in Charlotte North Carolina to provide assistance to her aging aunt in the 1990s. Thinking about the twenty years she has spent living in the neighborhood, she remembers spending time at the Excelsior Club with friends and family. Today, she spends a large amount of time taking care of her grandson and taking him to explore the city's parks and museums. She discusses the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes in Washington Heights and how the residents of those homes have become a part of the community. At the end of the interview, she states that if she were to ever move, she would look for a neighborhood just like Washington Heights, because of its close knit community atmosphere.


  • 2015 November 18

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Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Please contact Special Collections to request the creation of use copies for particular items; requests will be accommodated when possible. The remaining materials are open for research.

Biographical Note

Anne Steele was about 85-years-old at the time of interview, which took place in Beatties Ford Road Library, Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina. She was employed as a government employee.


14 Minutes



Repository Details

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

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 USA