A Plaza Midwood Story

Plaza Midwood’s rich history

Developed in the early 1920s as a streetcar suburb, “Chatham Estates,” Plaza Midwood’s development coincided with that of Myers Park neighborhood. Two prominent local families provided the impetus for the initial development of the neighborhood: the Van Landinghams (2010 The Plaza) and the Victors (1800 The Plaza). Plaza Midwood’s trolley line ran along Central Avenue to The Plaza and down Mecklenburg Avenue to the Mecklenburg Country Club (now the Charlotte Country Club). The Oakland Land Company laid out much of the street design. 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.

Single family homes in Plaza Midwood range from retro ramblin’ ranches to vintage style bungalows. Whether you’re looking for traditional or avant garde; you’re sure to find it here in Plaza Midwood!

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