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Hermitage Court Collection, 1912-2006

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-033
Content Description This collection contains materials relating to the Hermitage Court housing development located in the Myers Park neighborhood. Collection materials are arranged into 3 series:Series 1, History, 1912-2000, includes articles on the new development, Mary Kratt's book, "Legacy: The Myers Park Story," a general chronology, and documents on Hermitage Court's designation as a historic district. Series 2: Neighborhood Profile, c1918-c1995, contains information on residents...
Dates: 1912 - 2006

Margaret G. Bigger Collection, Piedmont Courts Newsletters, 1969-1990

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-030
Abstract North Carolina’s oldest public housing development, Piedmont Courts, was located on the corner of Seigle Avenue and 10th Street in Charlotte. Slated as affordable housing for lower income whites, the first tenants moved in during 1940. As desegregation spread during the 1960s, black citizens were able to move into Piedmont Courts as well. By the 1980s, Piedmont Courts had become dilapidated, and criminal problems and drugs were plaguing the community. The city received millions of dollars to...
Dates: 1969 - 1990