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Myers Park Historic District
Withers Building Queens University campus.jpg
Withers Building, Queens University campus, July 2007
Location Roughly bounded by NC 16, E and W Queens Rd., and Lillington Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina
Area 597 acres (242 ha)
Architect John Nolen
Earle Sumner Draper
Louis H. Asbury
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman, Tudor Revival
NRHP reference No. 87000655
Added to NRHP August 10, 1987

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

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.

Demographics

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.

Culture

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.

Transportation

Mass transit

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

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

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

School system

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. 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

Historic district

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)
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