1644 Madison Avenue

Built in 1957 – 58 for Henry Knight and his wife Emma B. Knight. Mr. Knight was a helper at Swift & Co., the Charlotte branch of the national meat-packing company that was located along the Southern Railway tracks near the present intersection of 16th Street and Brevard/Parkwood Street.┬áMrs. Knight was a nurse.

A later occupant of the dwelling in 1981 was also a nurse: Mrs. Violet Brown who worked as a LPN at Charlotte Community Hospital (also known as Good Samaritan Hospital), 801 S, Graham Street.

1644 Madison Avenue
1644 Madison Avenue


Ranch style house, one story in red brick. There is a main gable roof, a secondary gable facing the rear, and another gable projecting at the front to form the front porch. Windows and porch columns appear to have been replaced in recent years; the current bay window in the living room may replace an earlier picture window.

Building permits

Madison 1644 permit
Date issued: November 29, 1957
Owner: Henry Knight and wife
Contractor: Fred Shue
Estimated cost:
Other permit info: Build residence

First appeared in city directory

1959 – Henry Knight & Emma B.
He: Helper at Swift & Co.
She: Nurse

1981 – Mrs. Violet Brown, LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), Charlotte Community Hospital, 801 S. Graham Street