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 United States
Myers Park (Charlotte)
LocationRoughly bounded by NC 16, E and W Queens Rd., and Lillington Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates35°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
Area597 acres (242 ha)
ArchitectJohn Nolen
Earle Sumner Draper
Louis H. Asbury
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman, Tudor Revival
NRHP reference No.87000655[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 10, 1987

Myers Park is a neighborhood and historic district in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.[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]

Culture[edit]

Myers Park is home to the "Booty Loop" a popular 2.85-mile walking, running, and cycling route.[3][4] 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.[5] The 24 hour fundraising event draws hundreds of cyclists and thousands of spectators each year.[6]

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.

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.[7] The library is located at the corner of Queens Road and Providence Road.

Sites of interest[edit]

Historic district[edit]

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.[9] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

Notable Historic Structures[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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. ^ "13 terms every true Charlottean should know". Charlotte Five. The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Booty Loop". Great Runs. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  5. ^ "The Beginnings of Booty". 24 Foundation. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  6. ^ "5 Things To Know About Charlotte's '24 Hours Of Booty'". WFAE. WFAE. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Myers Park branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  8. ^ "The Manor Theatre To Close Permanently After 73 Years". Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  9. ^ 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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