Past Mayors

Johnson D. McCall (1899-1901)

Public Service:
Prior to becoming Mayor of Charlotte in 1899, McCall had not previously held any public office.

McCall was a lawyer who lived in Charlotte's Fourth Ward.


During his Administration:

            Photo of Johnson McCall
  • Charlotte Pipe and Foundry opened in 1900.
  • J.B. Ivey Company opened for business at North Tryon and Sixth streets. (The Ivey building today has been converted into residential condominiums.)
  • Charlotte saw its first automobiles in November, 1900. These early auto were called "locomobiles" because they ran with steam engines.