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Charlotte NC’s Myers Park is One of Charlotte NC’s Top Selling Neighborhoods

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Homes for Sale in Myers Park Charlotte NCThere is no better introduction to Charlotte NC than a tour through historic Myers Park, via Queens Road.  Here, some of the city’s grandest homes are framed by a canopy of massive, old willow oaks. Myers Park Charlotte NC emerged from a large cotton farm in 1911, when landscape architect John Nolen was hired to create a “garden suburb.”  John Nolen & others, including Earle Sumner Draper, used the winding paths, following the natural landscape to create, what many think is now Charlotte’s most beautiful community.  Most of the historic homes in Myers Park reflect the Classic style from traditional brick Georgians to English Tudor.

In recent years upscale condominium buildings have been erected along the Myers Park Queens Road-Selwyn Avenue corridor and many of the older homes have been revitalized and are simply spectacular.   Myers Park Charlotte NC is within walking distance to Freedom Park (which has some of the best lit public tennis courts in the area), Queens University, fine dining, upscale shopping and is only about 3 miles from Uptown Charlotte NC.

Homes in Myers Park Charlotte NC have retained their value over the years and shown steady but, not over-inflated appreciation.  A Myers Park address remains one of the most sought-after in the city!

Living in Myers Park Charlotte NC is pure luxury. Visit for more information on this popular Charlotte NC neighborhood.

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Charlotte NC Myers Park History

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Myers Park is one of Charlotte’s finest planned suburbs. The 1200-acre farm, originally owned by John Spring Myers whose son-in-law, George Stephens developed the neighborhood, ran from Charlotte to Providence Presbyterian Church. In 1905, John Nolen, a Harvard graduate who later became a well known landscape architect, designed the site on which the neighborhood is located in the heart of Charlotte.

Myers Park retains much of its original flavor and it is certainly a neighborhood worth protecting to the standard set by its founding fathers. The original plan for the George Stephens Company, was to form a streetcar community where all residences could walk to the street car. The early plan did not anticipate the development of the automobile to the extent it is used today, and there have been many changes in the neighborhood as Charlotte has grown and traffic has become more of a growth factor.

Charlotteans and those visiting the area have benefited from the vision, courage and imagination of these two men (George Stephens and John Nolen).

John Nolen, a Harvard-trained landscape architect and comprehensive planner, spent several weeks in Charlotte in late 1911 designing Myers Park for the Stephens Company. The Charlotte Observer predicted that Nolen, who had first come to town six years earlier to create Independence Park, would fashion “a suburb of surpassing elegance and attractiveness” and The Charlotte Observer was right: John Nolen transformed Jack Myers’ nearly treeless farm, into an amazing showcase of sophisticated, suburban inventiveness which has become Charlotte’s centerpiece of elegance.

Earle S. Draper, who also settled in Charlotte, gave Myers Park its marvelous breathtaking canopy of trees. Draper worked closely with James B. Duke, legendary philanthropist and industrialist, who brought the gardener (Draper) from his New Jersey estate to assist with the transplanting.

The homes in Myers Park were handsome, statuesque and imposing. Most of the first ones were on Queens Road, named for the College (Queens College, left), or Hermitage Road, which led from Queens Road beyond Hermitage Court, developed by Frank Simmons in 1911. Two of the older residences in Myers Park are historic landmarks. In 1919, James B. Duke, who wanted his daughter, Doris, to spend a few months each year in his native North Carolina, bought and greatly expanded the Colonial Revival style mansion that Z. V Taylor, had built four years earlier.

Designed by C.C. Hook, a prominent local architect, White Oaks (left) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The McManaway House,(right) which originally stood on W Trade St., was moved to 1700 Queens Road in 1916. The Charlotte City Council has designated it as an historic property as well. The Stephens Company sold its last lots in the early 1950′s, but the grandeur of Myers Park endures.

Even in the winter, Myers Park’s beauty beholds!

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The Duke Mansion, Historic Inn & Meeting Place

Friday, May 1st, 2009

One of the best examples of Colonial Revival architecture in North Carolina is located right here in Charlotte’s historic Myers Park. Built in 1915, the Duke Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is simply a sight to behold. Many of our most elite social leaders have called Charlotte NC Myers Park- Duke Mansion home and have contributed significantly to Charlotte’s history.

Southern Pubilc Utilities’ former president, Zebulon V. Taylor built ‘Lynnwood’ on 14 acres in Myers Park and called it home for four years. James B. Duke, founder of Duke Power Company (formerly Southern Public Utilities) purchased and tripled the size of the home to its current size of 32,000 square feet. During James (‘Buck’) Duke’s ownership, many lasting legacies were created on the grounds including Duke University, Duke Power Company and the Duke Endowment.

The Duke Endowment was created in 1924 and by 1925, at the time of Buck Duke’s death, more than $100 million had been established in the Endowment! That same year, a local radio station (WBT) owner, C.C. Coddington, who also owned the local Buick dealership, purchased the home and lived there until his death three years later.

Martin L. Cannon, son of the founder of Cannon Mills, purchased the home in 1929 and renamed it “White Oaks.” The Cannons were very active in Charlotte’s community and some of Charlotte’s prominent buildings are named after the Cannons. Among them, Cannon Campus of Charlotte Country Day School and the Cannon Research Center at Carolinas Medical Center. The Cannons, opened White Oaks up as an ‘official guest house for special visitors,’ starting the tradition of the elite ‘bed and breakfast that it serves as today.

In 1949 the Cannons bequeathed White Oaks and three acres to Myers Park Presbyterian Church and in 1957, Henry & Clayton Lineberger purchased the home from the church. The Linebergers were a textile family from Belmont and spent years restoring the home and grounds to their original splendor.

In 1966, the entire third floor was gutted by a large fire and the Linebergers again, spent years restoring the gorgeous home. At Mr. Lineberger’s death, in 1976, the home was left to the Duke Endowment. The home was then protected as a community ‘treasure’ by becoming a community conference center, only to be purchased one year later by developer William Allan. The Historical Mansion was then converted into condos until 1989.

Rick & Dee Ray (Raycom Sports) then purchased the home and restored it to its original splendor once again. Now known as the ‘Grand Dame of Myers Park’ the home is now permanently protected as a nonprofit and in 1998 became an Historic Inn and Meeting Place.

In 2000, Duke Energy donated a $4.5million gift to transform the home and help the foundation become debt-free. There are now 20 rooms available for guests and the grounds are simply breathtaking! The Duke Mansion celebrated her 90th birthday in 2005.

Today, the most extraordinary of weddings and meetings are held here on the grounds; the Mansion has a full staff of event planners and chefs and the rooms are lavishly furnished for your incredibly luxurious overnight stay! You simply must visit ‘The Mansion;’ envelope yourself in the splendor that is rich in our wonderful Charlotte history!

Now, let’s go shopping for homes in the Myers Park High School area!