The Charlotte Remodeling Company has been remodeling and building homes across the Greater Charlotte area since 1978, including specialized historic preservation and restoration work in Myers Park, Dilworth, and the historic preservation neighborhoods.
Dilworth Historic Neighborhood
Dilworth is a designated Historic District and, as such, is eligible for historic preservation state tax credits for renovations done to qualifying homes in the district. A state tax credit of up to 30% for qualifying rehabilitations of non-income-producing historic structures, including owner-occupied personal residences is available.
Since its inception in the 1890’s, Dilworth has been one of Charlotte’s most distinct neighborhoods. Developed as the city’s first suburb, Dilworth was connected to downtown by Charlotte’s first electric streetcar. The success of the initial development of Dilworth led its creator, Edward Dilworth Latta, to expand the neighborhood in the 1910’s, under a plan by the Olmstead Brothers, then the nation’s preeminent landscape designers.
Although their plan was never fully implemented, the Olmstead’s curved roads and dramatic landscaping set the tone for much of Charlotte’s future character. In 1987, Dilworth was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plaza Midwood Historic Neighborhood
The portion of the Plaza Midwood community that is designated as a local historic district has a distinct character, and it is the work of the Historic District Commission and its staff to work with owners, residents and business operators to maintain that special and unique character.
The western section of the Plaza Midwood neighborhood, generally the area along The Plaza, Thomas Avenue and parts of Pecan and Clement, were designated as a Local Historic District in 1992.
Homes in this area feature unique architectural characteristics which offer lots of charm and history when properly preserved and maintained.
The Fourth Ward Historic Area
The Fourth Ward, or northwest quadrant of Charlotte’s Uptown area, was resurrected in the mid-1800s as one of the more prosperous areas of town providing homes to local merchants, physicians and ministers. The First Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and St. Peters Episcopal Church are also a part of Fourth Ward. By the 1900s, Charlotte residents has moved out to areas like Dilworth and Myers Park. By 1970, Fourth Ward had fallen into a state of neglect with many homes vandalized or burned. But the late 20th century, Fourth Ward saw a restoration and is now a thriving part of Uptown.
Wesley Heights Historic Neighborhood
Charlotte’s only Local Historic District located on the west side, Wesley Heights retains an amazing degree of its original character.
The neighborhood was developed primarily in the 1920’s, and involved some of the same interests responsible for the creation of Elizabeth.
Wesley Heights has survived some dramatic changes in its history, and yet still appears much like it did when it was served by Charlotte’s streetcar system. The neighborhood’s Bungalow style homes and tree canopied streets compliment the involvement of Wesley Height’s residents, whose efforts led to the listing of the area on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
Hermitage Court (Myers Park) Historic Area
In 1911, a new suburban development was announced, to be built on the on the southern edge of Charlotte. This new subdivision, carved out of a cotton farm long owned by the Myers family, became Myers Park, one of Charlotte’s best known and most desirable subdivisions.
The layout of Myers Park was designed by John Nolen, one of the most notable landscape architects and urban designers of his day. Following Nolen’s vision of a new town in a forest, The Stephens Company, a family business of the Myers family, developed the overwhelming majority of Myers Park.
There were, however, a few small sections that were developed by other interests. Hermitage Court was one of these small areas, and was developed by Charlotte builder F. M. Simmons. Simmons was responsible for the stone gateways that flank each end of this section of Hermitage Court.
A message About Dilworth Historic Preservation
“I fully understand the process for preserving the beautiful architecture and housing style that is uniquely Dilworth.
When I work with you as a Dilworth homeowner, I will properly prepare all of the plans and paperwork required to present to the Dilworth Historical Preservation Committee.
All of the details will be handled by us!”
-Charles Brown, The Charlotte Remodeling Company