Southern Public Utilities Co. 1927 Streetcar #85

Southern Public Utilities Co. 1927 Streetcar #85 (HM1Z35)

Location: Spencer, NC 28159 Rowan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 41.182', W 80° 26.144'

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Streetcar #85 was manufactured in Charlotte in 1927 by the Southern Public Utilities Company The trolley ran 11 years in the city, powered by overhead electric wires. It was the last streetcar running and was the centerpiece of a ceremony that heralded the discontinuation of streetcars in favor of city buses in 1938. During the late 1980s, the Director of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission discovered the trolley being used as housing and in deplorable condition. The Commission raised the necessary funds to restore it. From 1996 to 2003, the Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum provided popular, two-mile rides on the streetcar. When the tracks were no longer available, however, the trolley was placed into storage. In 2016, the Landmarks Commission agreed for the trolley to be leased and moved to the museum.
HM NumberHM1Z35
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Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551056 N 3949309
Decimal Degrees35.68636667, -80.43573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 41.182', W 80° 26.144'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 41' 10.92" N, 80° 26' 8.64" W
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Area Code(s)704, 336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer NC 28159, US
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