Hotel Iredell 6 4x6 600dpi PS

This photo was taken from the top of the Old Court House on Center Street looking east toward the Hotel Iredell. The “ghost” preparing to cross the street is actually the Confederate soldier on the monument in front of the court house. The angle of the shot creates an eerie illusion that the soldier is preparing to walk across the street.

Incidentally, the Hotel Iredell was built in 1885 and was destroyed by fire in 1918.  The building that stands on the site today was built shortly after the fire. It has housed several retail stores since then, including Ramsey-Tomlin, Ramsey-Bowles, Ramsey-Bowles-Morrison, Newberry’s, Woolworth’s, and Westmoreland’s Antiques.