1642 Washington Avenue

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Built about 1952, first occupied by Frankie N. Ezell, owner and manager of the Evergreen Flower Shop at 734 E. 7th Street, and her husband Clifton A. Ezell, a porter for many years at Charlotte’s Union Bus Station.

Frankie Nichols Ezell is buried at York Memorial Park on S. Tryon Street. The FindAGrave.com website indicates that she was born June 4, 1914 in Alabama and died in Charlotte on April 16, 1972. The same source shows that Clifton Arnold Ezell was born in Charlotte on June 30, 1909 and died August 11, 1980.

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Architecture

Ranch style house, one-story in brick, with a low gable roof and a large screened porch on the east side. At 1026 square feet, according to the Zillow website, this is one of the smaller houses in McCrorey Heights.

Building permits

none found

First appeared in city directory

1953 Clifton A. Ezelle & Frankie N.
He: Porter, Char Union Bus Station.
She: Manager, Evergreen Flower Shop at 734 E. 7th “Say It With Flowers, But With Ours”

1981 city directory — Ezelle is still listed here

Resources

“Clifton Arnold Ezell,” on the FindAGrave.com website. On-line at: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149956326

“Frankie Nichols Ezell,” on the FindAGrave.com website. On-line at: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ezell&GSiman=1&GScty=85889&GRid=149956257&

City directory collection, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Building permit files, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.