It was the year of Woodstock and the moon landing. Charlotte was a very different place in 1969. Uptown, if it was even called that back then, would be unrecognizable to most of us. And there wasn't nearly as much suburban development happening yet. There were a lot more trees around.
Wouldn't it be great to see the Charlotte of the past? If we only had a time machine to take us there! I found the next best thing on YouTube. Check out this vintage film footage of the area, as it appeared in 1969.