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Page 28 of 89 27 R evered for the rows of stunning dwellings that showcase masterful 1920s Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival crasmanship, the Myers Park ZIP code carries timeless allure. e historic hood is best known for its canopy of more than 100-year-old oak trees, perfect complements to the mansions and magnificent gardens on the main drag, Queens Road West. Each of these details was part of John Springs Myers' plan to convert cotton farmland into Charlotte's first suburb back in the early 1900s. Noted architect George Stephens and designers John Nolen and Earle Sumner Draper helped translate Myers' vision into what became the coveted residential area. Students from Queens University of Charlotte tote books along Selwyn Avenue, bike riders roll down Queens Road's landscaped loops, and families young and old flock to the neighborhood's delis, specialty shops, galleries and restaurants. WHILE YOU'RE THERE • Admire The Duke Mansion's grand gardens and century-old historical charm while seated on the home's stately front porch. • Enjoy local libations at Selwyn Avenue Pub, which has drawn the likes of locals Michael Jordan and Dale Earnhardt Jr. • Hone your eye for contemporary art as you peruse the colorful collections that fill longtime talent hub Shain Gallery. • Explore history all around the Mint Museum Randolph, a former branch of the U.S. Mint that has become a museum of African and European art. • Charter your own culinary path through Napa Valley and the Italian countryside at Napa on Providence. 1 Freedom Park 2 Queens Road 3 Mint Museum Randolph MYERS PARK PHOTO 1 BY TIM ROBISON; PHOTO 3 BY KYO H NAM picturesque, friendly, established 1 2 3

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