Myers Park (Charlotte)
Myers Park Historic District
|Location||Roughly bounded by NC 16, E and W Queens Rd., and Lillington Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Area||597 acres (242 ha)|
Earle Sumner Draper
Louis H. Asbury
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman, Tudor Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||87000655|
|Added to NRHP||August 10, 1987|
Neighborhoods that are near Myers Park include Dilworth and Sedgefield to the west, Eastover to the east, Charlotte center city to the north, and South Park and Foxcroft to the south. The Little Sugar Creek Greenway runs along the western edge of the neighborhood, adjacent to Freedom Park. Though its boundaries originally coincided with the boundaries of the 1,220-acre (4.9 km2) John Spring Myers farm, the neighborhood, by 2008, comprised 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) and had a population of 9,809. Myers Park is bounded by Queens Road to the north, Providence Road to the east, Sharon Road to the south, and Park Road to the west.
Of the 9,809 people living in Myers Park in 2008, 2,249 were under 18 years of age; approx. 1,511 were over 64 years of age. There were 4,643 housing units in Myers Park. The median household income was $109,772. The average house value in Myers Park was $778,762.
Myers Park is home to the "Booty Loop" a popular 2.85-mile walking, running, and cycling route. The route follows Queens Road to Selwyn Avenue, turns right down Queens Road West to Hopedale Avenue and then right back onto Queens Road, completing the loop. The cycling loop is also the original home to the 24 Hours of Booty annual charitable event, hosted by the 24 Foundation. The 24 hour fundraising event draws hundreds of cyclists and thousands of spectators each year.
The neighborhood's central location and wide, tree lined streets make it a popular choice to include in event routes for local charity runs and the Charlotte Marathon.
The following buses from the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) serve Myers Park and the surrounding neighborhoods:
- #6 (Kings Drive)
- #14 (Providence Road)
- #15 (Randolph Road)
- #18 (Selwyn Avenue)
- #19 (Park Road)
- #20 (Queens/Sharon Road)
Providence Road, Kings Drive, and Queens Road are major thoroughfares in Myers Park. The highly confusing intersection of "Queens and Queens and Providence and Providence" in front of the Myers Park Library is legendary, as when traveling toward Uptown Charlotte on Providence Road, one must actually turn right at the intersection to stay on Providence, not go straight.
Education and libraries
Myers Park is served by the Myers Park Branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The library is located at the corner of Queens Road and Providence Road.
Sites of interest
- Christ Episcopal Church
- Little Church on the Lane – originally Myers Park Moravian Church
- Manor Theatre – one of Charlotte's oldest movie theatres, permanently closed in 2020
- Myers Park Baptist Church
- Myers Park Presbyterian Church
- Myers Park United Methodist Church
- Edgehill Park
- Duke Mansion – 400 Hermitage Road
- Queens University of Charlotte
- Theatre Charlotte – Charlotte's oldest arts organization and the state's longest running community theatre
- Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
The Myers Park Historic District is a national historic district encompasses 670 contributing buildings, 4 contributing sites, and contributing structures in Myers Park. It was developed after 1911 and includes notable examples of Bungalow / American Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and Tudor Revival style architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
Notable Historic Structures
- Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden (1949)
- H.M. McAden House (1917) designed by architect Louis H. Asbury
- J. Luther Snyder House (1920)
- John Jamison House (1912)
- Lambeth-Gossett House (1916)
- James Buchanan Duke House (1914)
- Queens College campus, five buildings dated to 1916
- Myers Park Moravian Church (1924)
- Myers Park Presbyterian Church (1928)
- Myers Park United Methodist Church (1929)
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "2008 Neighborhood Quality of Life Study: Myers Park". charmeck.org Web Site. City of Charlotte and the County of Mecklenburg. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- "13 terms every true Charlottean should know". Charlotte Five. The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
- "Booty Loop". Great Runs. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
- "The Beginnings of Booty". 24 Foundation. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
- "5 Things To Know About Charlotte's '24 Hours Of Booty'". WFAE. WFAE. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
- "Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- "The Manor Theatre To Close Permanently After 73 Years". Retrieved 20 July 2020.
- Mary Beth Gatza (August 1995). "Myers Park Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places – Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
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