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Nominations for MPHA Board of Directors Due by Sept. 16

The MPHA Board invites you to MAKE A DIFFERENCE and work with us to help preserve and enhance the historical character and quality of life in Myers Park. DEADLINE: Please submit nominations for the 2017-2018 MPHA Board by Sept. 16. Together we will work to: Champion...

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The President’s Letter

“He asked for a fee of $25 and expenses ‘if this seems to you reasonable.’” Such began visionary landscape architect John Nolen’s mark on Myers Park in 1905. Formerly a barren cotton farm, the “continuous parkway”*and wooded look of Myers Park is no accident, it was a...

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MPHA 2017 Board Members

The Myers Park Homeowners Association Board of Directors effective January 1, 2017 are listed below. The Board meets the third Tuesday of each month. MPHA Board; 2017 Directors, Officers and Presidents Emeritus     Michael Abbott Vice President  John Armistead   John...

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Public Service Program on Aging Trees

What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Their Aging Trees.   Charlotte  is known for its trees, and Myers Park and surrounding neighborhoods are some of the city’s most notable areas in terms of the extent of their tree canopies.  Recently, we also have had several...

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Charlotte Observer… Old Trees are Tottering

Above was the headline for the article that Bruce Henderson wrote for the Charlotte Observer on Sunday January 25th.  This all happened because the MPHA Board promoted a program for teaching homeowners about the subtle things to look for in evaluating their own trees....

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The Oak Leaf: Fall 2014

The fall edition of The Oak Leaf is now viewable online. Highlights: Profile of Bob Morgan, our guest speaker at the annual meeting in November 2015 MPHA Board New Board Nominee Bios Winghaven Fenwick's Restaurant Hummingbirds NMAE 2014 Holiday House .....and more...

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Historic Charlotte

14th Annual Preservation Award   Preservation Awards on October 15, 2014, at the Charlotte Museum of History. Blast for the Past is Historic Charlotte’s biggest event of the year, celebrating restoration and renovation projects in the greater Charlotte region that...

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CMPD Alarm Ordinance

CMPD strongly urges you to register your burglar alarm system immediately (and have it monitored by a professional monitoring center to assure police will be noti!ed). You may register by calling our toll free number, 1-877-893-5269. Sta# members are available to assist you with registration Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can also register your alarm or check on your registration at https://www.crywolf.us/oss/charlottenc/Default.aspx

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Historic Home Profile: Henry McAden House

Billed by Earl Sumner Draper, Myers Park’s nationally famous garden landscaping guru as “A Garden for the Country Home of the South” this stucco “linear” house was started in 1917 and !nished after World War I in 1921. Close control and attention to details by McAden plus a scarcity of materials during the war no doubt extended the building cycle of the home at 920 Granville Road.

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Historic Rosedale Plantation

Rosedale’s story is one of challenges, overcoming obstacles and evolving from “survive” to “thrive” in a city that has lost most of its historically significant homes.

It was built on 911 acres in 1815 by Archibald Frew and was called Frew’s Folly because it was so pretentious in a town of mostly log cabins. For over 170 years it was lovingly cared for by members of the same family—Frews, Davidsons, and Caldwells.

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