A Photo Guide to Downtown Matthews

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    Downtown Matthews: Matthews Town Hall

    Matthews Town Hall - Downtown Matthews
    Matthews Town Hall. Addie Rising

    Building and landmarks in downtown Matthews

    The downtown Matthews area is a charming, family-friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte. Within several blocks, you'll find a town hall, library, elementary school, park and old-time hardware store.

    The Town Hall building in Downtown Matthews houses offices for the town manager and other officials as well as the Matthews branch of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.

    232 Matthews Station St.
    Matthews, NC 28105

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    Trade Street

    Trade Street Downtown Matthews
    Trade Street. Addie Rising

    Trade Street runs through the heart of Downtown Matthews.

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    Renfrow's Hardware Store

    Renfrow's Hardware Store Downtown Matthews
    Renfrow's Hardware Store. Addie Rising

    Renfrow's Hardware Store is a great place to let the kids explore after a morning at the Matthews Community Farmers Market.

    Renfrow's Hardware Store
    188 N. Trade St.
    Matthews, NC 28105-1711
    704-847-4088

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    Chickens at Renfrow's Hardware Store

    Downtown Matthews - Renfrow's Hardware Store
    Renfrow's Hardware Store. Addie Rising

    Renfrow's Hardware Store has been part of the Matthews landscape since 1900. The store offers lots of sights such as live chickens and crickets.

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    Renfrow's Hardware Store Annex

    Renfrow's Hardware Store
    Renfrow's Hardware Store. Addie Rising

    Open since 1900, Renfrow's Hardware store sells everything from nails to plants to crickets.

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    Matthews Farmers Market

    Located in the heart of downtown Matthews, the Matthews Community Farmers Market is a favorite of local culinary gurus.

    Matthews Community Farmers Market
    105 N. Trade St.
    Matthews, NC 28105

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    Gado Gado

    Gado Gado Restaurant - Downtown Matthews
    Gado Gado Restaurant. Addie Rising

    Gado Gado is located on the town square in the historic downtown district of Matthews where the Livery Stable and the Bank of Matthews used to call home.

    Gado Gado Restaurant
    157 N. Trade St.
    Matthews, NC 28105-1712

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    Stumptown Park

    Downtown Matthews - Stumptown Park
    Stumptown Park. Addie Rising

    Stumptown Park is the center of many of Downtown Matthews events such as Matthews Alive in September and the Matthews Summer Movie Concert Series. The park features a music pavilion and a small playground.

    Stumptown Park
    120 South Trade Street
    Matthews, NC 28105

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    Matthews Fire Station

    Matthews Fire Station - Downtown Matthews
    Matthews Fire Station. Addie Rising

    The Town of Matthews Fire and EMS Department is a combination fire department consisting of a paid chief, deputy chief and seven firefighters and EMT's. The paid staff work Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and are supplemented by volunteers. Nights and weekends are covered by volunteers exclusively.

    Matthews Fire Station
    232 Matthews Station St.
    Matthews, NC 28105

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    Matthews Women's Club

    Matthews Women's Club
    Matthews Women's Club. Addie Rising

    The Matthews Women's Club Service League has been aiding the community since 1988. Their clubhouse in the heart of downtown Matthews is available for rental.

    Matthews Women's Club Service League
    208 S. Trade Street
    Matthews NC 28105

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    Matthews Elementary School

    Downtown Matthews - Matthews Elementary School
    Matthews Elementary School. Addie Rising

    Matthews Elementary School -- a part of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)-- have the opportunity to experience a small town atmosphere by taking walking field trips to the post office, town library, fire station, and Town Hall.

    Matthews Elementary School
    200 McDowell Ave.
    Matthews, NC 28105

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    Matthews Community Center

    Matthews Community Center
    Matthews Community Center. Addie Rising

    In 1906 a modern brick building was erected at the cost of $14,000. The property was purchased by the Town of Matthews in 1984 and is now known as the Matthews Community Center. It is recognized as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Property and renovations to the structure are under-way.

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    First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church
    First Baptist Church. Addie Rising

    The First Baptist Church in Matthews is one of the oldest churches in Matthews.

    First Baptist Church Matthews
    185 S. Trade St.
    Matthews, NC 28105