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Philip Van Every (1953-1957)

Public Service:
Prior to becoming Mayor of Charlotte, Philip VanEvery was the Mayor Pro Tem.

Personal:
VanEvery, a grandson of the founder of Lance, Inc., was one it its executives.

 

During his Administration:

            Photo of Phillip Van Every
  • Ovens Auditorium and the Charlotte Coliseum on Independence Boulevard were dedicated.
  • Independence Boulevard was completed.
  • Park Road Shopping Center, the first suburban shopping center, opened. It's opening touched off an annexation fight.