Charlotte NC Neighborhoods - DILWORTH
At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the fast-growing city of Charlotte touted a population of only18,091. The city government was supported by a mayor, a recorder, and a Board of Aldermen, which included seven members: one from each of the four wards of the city and three elected at large.
The first suburbs of Charlotte formed along the streetcar lines extending out from the city. These suburbs expanded to the south and east of the city, included Dilworth, Elizabeth, Myers Park, Plaza Midwood.
Latta Park, known as the “pleasure resort” was at the southern end of the street car line. Latta Park sat just outside the city limits and was known as the Dilworth community Charlotte NC. Historic Dilworth, with its colorful park, boulevards, expansive mansions and inviting bungalow was Charlotte’s earliest “suburban” development.
Built in 1891 by entrepreneur and streetcar owner, Edward Dilworth Latta, whose home on East Boulevard was the showplace of turn-of-the-century Charlotte. Until Latta’s departure from Charlotte in May, 1923, he played a pivotal role in the transformation of the city from a modest commercial center of 7,094 inhabitants in 1880 into an industrial and financial metropolis of Piedmont, NC in 1920, boasting a population of 46,338. Today Charlotte's population is a hefty 895,995, with over 2.5 million in the Charlotte Metro region.
Historic Dilworth had not only fine residences, but also a race track, ball park, pavilion, lake and an industrial complex which included textile mills and a foundry. Still today, the Nationally Registered neighborhood retains its residential charm while embracing lively adaptive reuse for commerce, galleries, restaurants and entertainment.
Today, Dilworth boasts tree-lined streets fronting beautiful, architecturally designed porch-front homes as well as quaint little shops and restaurants. Local merchants offer personal attention as well as an ambiance that is Dilworth’s hallmark. Come take a tour and see why Dilworth is the choice among many Uptown Charlotte NC professionals. Architecture and streetscapes tell the story of Historic Dilworth—and moreover, of its recent revival with renovation and new construction. Give us a call—we love touring Historic Dilworth - Charlotte NC
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