1012 Condon Street

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This sizable, well-built house, constructed in 1952-53 by Charlotte’s prolific African American contractor Mangie McQueen, was home to George Washington Holland,  Jr., who worked as a landscaping contractor.

Research has not yet  discovered much about Holland beyond this obituary in the Charlotte Observer, October 6, 1982: “Mr. George W. Holland, Jr., 59, of 1012 Condon St., landscaper, died Oct 1. Funeral is 4pm Friday at Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors are wife, Catherlene; son, George Holland III; brothers, Dante Holland of Columbus, Ohio, Toussaint Holland; sisters, Mrs. Zenobia Chamblee of Philadelphia, Miss Vernell Holland, Mrs. Elminie Rickman, both of Columbus, Mrs. Lorenza Merritt of Detroit. Grier is in charge.”

Building permits

Date issued: August 4, 1952?
Owner: George Holland
Contractor: Mangie McQueen
Other permit info: Build residence

Date issued: December 6, 1954
Owner: George Holland
Contractor: Mangie McQueen
Other permit info: Garage

first appeared in city directory

1955 – George Holland. Gardener. No spouse.
1960 – George Holland. General contractor. No spouse.

2000 city directory – George W. Holland & Catherine C.