A January, 1928 newspaper proclaims the Campbell Building completion.

A January, 1928 newspaper proclaims the Campbell Building completion.

The springwear collection for "Ladies and Misses" is ultra roaring 20s!

The springwear collection for "Ladies and Misses" is ultra roaring 20s!

History

R.E. Campbell was an entrepreneur with a colorful career. After working in a monazite mine, he built a department store business that culminated into the 1927 construction of the Campbell Building. Many Cleveland County locals still recall the Campbell department store. One local woman said, "You'd walk up those stairs to the second floor and take a right, and you'd see the most beautiful Sunday dresses in the world!"

The Campbell Building stayed in the same family for many years, later becoming a furniture store for 25 years and then sitting dormant for 12 years.

But the action is back. In 2014, a Shelby family became the second family to own the Campbell Building. After three years of work, it's now available to the community.

The building was immediately emblematic of local craftsmenship and a source of pride for every Shelbian who contributed work on the building. The Z. J. Thompson factory used the building as an example of their good work.

The building was immediately emblematic of local craftsmenship and a source of pride for every Shelbian who contributed work on the building. The Z. J. Thompson factory used the building as an example of their good work.

Before and After

Our Story

Uptown Indigo is our family business, and is located on the second and third floors of our dear Campbell Building. From the fire sprinklers on the ceiling, to the handmade tiles in the bathroom, to the mirrors by the dance space, we invested three years to the design of Uptown Indigo. We aim to provide an alluring space for events by crafting lifelong memories for every guest through meaningful, powerful service.

Our vision is to become the premier venue for elegant events in the North Carolina foothills. We've set the foundation for this vision by creating an event venue that features high quality amenities, client-first service, and a commitment to sophisticated design. We believe these values hearken back to the sense of hope and pride that surrounded the Campbell Building back in 1927.

We hope that you join us in our vision and allow us to give you a tour at your convenience. What events could you see at Uptown Indigo?