The Elizabeth Neighborhood of Charlotte NC

Elizabeth Neighborhood – Yesterday and Today

In 1897, a rather small women’s Lutheran college, referred to as Elizabeth College was formed on a site which is currently a Presbyterian Hospital. The Elizabeth neighborhood in Charlotte North Carolina took its name from the college. After the early 1900’s, Elizabeth began to develop really quickly due to the completion of a trolley line, where in 1907, it was annexed.

Enjoy Nature in Elizabeth

Elizabeth soon became the home of the city’s first park known as Independence Park. In the early days the neighborhood became a very fashionable one. However, in 2006 there was a recorded population of 3908. The trees within the city had so much time to fully mature since its inception in the 20th century, leaving the residential streets to be heavily canopied by them. Since both residences and businesses are so close to each other, there are sidewalks on most roads, leaving Elizabeth to be very pedestrian friendly.

Elizabeth Neighborhoods’s Convenience to Uptown

Elizabeth Neighborhood Charlotte NCThe neighborhood is surrounded by the boundaries Southwest to Randolph Road or 4th Street, North and West until Independence Boulevard and East to a creek.Its major avenues have included 7th Street and Elizabeth Avenue. In 1989, the Historic Places National Register has listed a huge portion of the neighborhood as being the Elizabeth Historic District which is made up of 887 buildings in addition to 1 object of contribution, 4 structures of contribution and 1 site of contribution. Within the district, there are several notable buildings which include the Rutzler Apartments, William Henry Belk House, the United Methodist Church of Hawthorne Lane, James L. Staten House, the W. Reynolds Cuthbertson House, Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Baptist Church, Jennie Alexander Duplex and houses of Walter L. Alexander and his uncle John B. Alexander.

Within the neighborhood, there are two hospitals which are major these being Mercy Hospital and the Presbyterian Hospital including seven offices for medical use located on Randolph Road. There are also many shops, restaurants and offices which were previously old houses along 7th Street. American Legion Memorial Stadium stands on the western end of Independence Park however, Elizabeth Avenue is being revitalized by a development project.

Elizabeth is a charming neighborhood to visit or live in, with many community events to enjoy nearby.

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