Mrs. Benson, widow of Jack Benson, raised daughter Donna G. Benson and son J. Gerard Benson here. Gerard became one of Charlotte’s best jazz bass players, longtime performer with the band A Sign of the Times which was led by trombonist Tyrone Jefferson, former music director for legendary soul/funk star James Brown.
Ranch style house, one-story in red brick under a hip roof.
Madison 1805 permit a
Date issued: September 9, 1958
Owner: Mrs. Lou P. Benson
Contractor: Marsh Realty Co.
Other permit info: Build a dwelling
First appeared in city directory
1959 – under construction. 1960 – Mrs. Lou P. Benson (widow of Jack). Teacher, 2nd Ward High.
1981 city directory – Mrs. Lou P. Benson. Counselor, Char Meck Bd Education (J. Gerard & Donna G, students, also at this address).
Benson, Frances, funeral program in the collection of Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte.