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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Harvey B. Gantt, January 6, 1986. Interview C-0008. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Starting an architectural career in Charlotte

Gantt explains why he decided to start his architectural career in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Oral History Interview with Harvey B. Gantt, January 6, 1986. Interview C-0008. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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But the first time I saw Charlotte I fell in love with it.
LYNN HAESSLY:
Why?
HARVEY B. GANTT:
Well, it just seemed perfect in terms of size. It just had an air about it that said, "hey, here is a place that's growing. You might be able to grow with it." Besides I got the best job offer, as I said. Atlanta was too big, kind of overwhelming. I was newly married. I thought that we could do better in Charlotte. God, I'm glad I made that decision! [laughter]