Charlotte, NC: Arts Abounds at Spirit Square

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First Baptist Church, erected in the early 1900’s, was designed by J.M. McMichael of Harrisburg, PA.  The central element of the structure (which has no steeple) is the Byzantine dome, similar to New York City’s Madison Square Presbyterian Church. 

Charlotte, NC Real EstateChurch goers marveled at the stained glass windows, as you will. One window on the south side of the sanctuary was donated by Vinton Liddell in honor of his father, W. J. F. Liddell.

Originally doubtful that the acoustics would be sufficient for even being able to hear a sermon in the church, but the acoustics did work!  The sound of the music was glorious and the sermons reverberated like music to the ear. 

In 1975, the old building was destined for destruction.  A local  chairwoman of the Board of County Commissioners Liz Hair, gathered ‘troops’ to rally and was able to save the building from destruction.  First Baptist Church is now the main performance hall for Spirit Square, a popular Uptown center for the arts.  

Visit and plan to see a performance in the intimacy of McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square—hear the wonderful acoustics for yourself!

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Debe Maxwell, ABR is a Charlotte Residential Real Estate Broker, Certified Neighborhood and Relocation Specialist who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Charlotte, NC or any place in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. Debe has created a team of professionals throughout the country to ensure that you enjoy a smooth transition to your new area. These professionals are experts in the field of relocation and can serve many purposes beyond a simple home search. The destination service is of no cost to you! Please visit for your  Charlotte relocation and/or your local needs.

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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Area Real Estate
What a wonderful post this time of year!  Hope you and your family have a glorious Easter and I bet your weather will be mine every year.  ;-)
Mar 19, 2008 06:15 AM #1
Preston Sandlin
Home Inspection Carolina - Charlotte, NC

Love It, Love it, Love it.  You know I am a History Buff.  I know something new now.  Did you know Charlotte was home to one of the largest Army Training Camps for WWI.  Camp Geene.  Over off Wilkinson.  The headquaters was the OLD DOWD house (still there)  Remount rd was litterally where the Calvery Unit remounted their hourses.  

Keep the History coming.  I love it. 

PS Thanks for adding me as an associate.  Debe How do you do that? I am a little knew to this.



Preston Sandlin

Mar 19, 2008 08:55 AM #2
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Debe, what a great church and I would LOVE to see that stained glass window. I think they're beautiful!
Mar 19, 2008 09:59 AM #3
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Hi Debe, this is just magnificent.  I love places like wraps me up in a time warp and sends me back to the people that designed and built churches of this magnitude.  Very nice post.
Mar 19, 2008 12:08 PM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thanks Karen!  Happy Easter to you too!

Hi Preston!  Thanks for the comment!  I love history as well--as you can see, those are my favorite things to post about!!  I love taking photos as well, so it's fun to pull that together! 

No I didn't know about the Army Training Facility on Remount!  So, that's where the name Camp Greene comes from!  DUH!

As for the Add as an Associate button, just click on the "more about me" button below the photo and it should take you to the home page of the person you want to add.  Then above the photo, click on "Add as Associate"  VOILA!  Let me know if you have problems and I'll talk you through it! 

LASTLY, did you receive my message to add a radon inspection to the gen/mech/termite on Friday?  Thanks!

Linda:  I do need to snap a photo of that, huh?  Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 19, 2008 12:08 PM #5
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