Myers Park (Charlotte)

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Myers Park Historic District
Withers Building Queens University campus.jpg
Withers Building, Queens University campus, July 2007
Myers Park (Charlotte) is located in North Carolina
Myers Park (Charlotte)
Myers Park (Charlotte) is located in the US
Myers Park (Charlotte)
Location Roughly bounded by NC 16, E and W Queens Rd., and Lillington Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°11′33″N 80°49′59″W / 35.19250°N 80.83306°W / 35.19250; -80.83306Coordinates: 35°11′33″N 80°49′59″W / 35.19250°N 80.83306°W / 35.19250; -80.83306
Area 597 acres (242 ha)
Architect Nolen, John; Draper, E.S., Asbury, Louis
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman, Tudor Revival
NRHP reference # 87000655[1]
Added to NRHP August 10, 1987

Myers Park is a neighborhood and historical district in Charlotte, North Carolina.[2]

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. 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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

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.[2] There were 4,643 housing units in Myers Park.[2] The median household income was $109,772.[2] The average house value in Myers Park was $778,762.[2]

Transportation[edit]

Mass transit[edit]

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)

Roads[edit]

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[edit]

The Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

School system[edit]

Residents of Myers Park attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including Myers Park High School, Alexander Graham Middle School, Myers Park Traditional Elementary School, and Selwyn Elementary School.

Myers Park is served by the Myers Park Branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.[3] The library is located at the corner of Queens Road and Providence Road.

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Theatre Charlotte – Charlotte's oldest arts organization and the state's longest running community theatre
  • Manor Theatre – one of Charlotte's oldest movie theatres. Now the Regal Manor Twin Theatre
  • Duke Mansion – 400 Hermitage Road
  • Edgehill Park
  • Myers Park Baptist Church
  • Little Church on the Lane – originally Myers Park Moravian Church
  • Myers Park United Methodist Church
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church

Myers Park Historic District[edit]

Myers Park Historic District is a national historic district located at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 670 contributing buildings, 4 contributing sites, and contributing structures in the planned streetcar suburb of Myers Park. It was developed after 1911 and includes notable examples of Bungalow / American Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and Tudor Revival style architecture. Located in the district is the separately listed James Buchanan Duke House. Other notable buildings include the John Jamison House (1912) and H.M. McAden House (1917) designed by architect Louis H. Asbury, five buildings dated to 1916 on the Queens College campus, Lambeth-Gossett House (1916), J. Luther Snyder House (1920), Myers Park Moravian Church (1924), Myers Park Presbyterian Church (1928), and Myers Park United Methodist Church (1929).[4] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "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. 
  3. ^ "Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  4. ^ 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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