Philip Van Every (1953-1957)
Prior to becoming Mayor of Charlotte, Philip VanEvery was the Mayor Pro Tem.
VanEvery, a grandson of the founder of Lance, Inc., was one it its executives.
During his Administration:
- 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.