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“The breezes of heaven blow their freshest, the light of the sun is at its brightest in this favored neighborhood.” — Charlotte Evening Chronicle, April 16, 1910.

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We Are The Elizabeth Neighborhood of Charlotte, NC

Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood is the city’s second oldest streetcar suburb. Founded in 1891 along what is now Elizabeth Avenue and boasting Elizabeth College and its own streetcar spur, Elizabeth has always been one of the city’s major business and residential areas. The present-day neighborhood includes five separate early subdivisions developed along the Elizabeth Avenue-Hawthorne Lane-Seventh Street trolley line and the Central Avenue trolley line by the 1920s.

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