Charlotte NC--Myers Park
Myers Park, the crown jewel of the Queen City (Charlotte NC), is nearing her 100th birthday! Shortly after the turn of the century, George Stephens and John Springs Myers initiated a relationship with a developer, John Nolen of Massachusetts. Nolen, a graduate of Harvard University, became famous for his urban planning following his design of 21 cities, 22 new towns and hundreds of small neighborhood projects. How fortunate for the city of Charlotte that these men forged such a productive relationship! The Myers Park community was planned, using 1,200 acres, in 1911. George Stephens directed the development, with Myers Park soon becoming the destination for affluent families in Charlotte. The varied but, traditional architecture surrounded by immaculate landscaping was well-planned and carried out with precise attention to detail.
Today, the Myers Park community remains the destination neighborhood for the affluent and remains one of the most beautiful areas in the city. The massive oak trees line the streets, enveloping passersby and residents in pure luxury, stately homes and gorgeous architectural history. Take a tour of Charlotte's most sought-after street, Queens Road and several of the Queen City's original mansions, including the Duke Mansion.