1876 - Latta Empire

Edward Dilworth Latta opens a clothing store in Charlotte. Soon, this South Carolina descendent of Mecklenburg planter James Latta will become known as one of the Queen City's most influential men. He begins the Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company, called the "4Cs." E.D. Latta will introduce the concept of suburbs, and develop trolley transportation that makes suburban growth possible.
The 4 Cs

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