Plaza Midwood

Developed in the early 1920s as a streetcar suburb, the development of Plaza Midwood coincided with the development of Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood. Two prominent local families, the Van Landinghams and the Victors, provided the impetus for the initial development. Plaza Midwood's trolley line ran along Central Avenue to The Plaza and down Mecklenburg Avenue to the Mecklenburg Country Club, now Charlotte Country Club, one of Charlotte’s most prestigious and historic clubs in Charlotte. During the Depression, Plaza Midwood underwent many phases, resulting in a diverse architectural heritage. The urban flight of the 1950s and 1960s left parts of the neighborhood on the brink of decline.  By the mid-1970s Plaza Midwood residents began to group together to preserve their neighborhood and the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association (PMNA) was organized.  Plaza Midwood has maintained perhaps the most diverse mix of residents… it is easy to walk down Pecan Avenue and imagine you are in Brooklyn,or Venice Beach, as many creative urban READ MORE

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