As you’re driving, walking or bike riding through our lovely city, do you haver find yourself wondering what Charlotte’s spaces and places looked like 100+ years ago? Eastover is a Charlotte neighborhood rich with history. You can feel the past as you walk the streets of this neighborhood. We are so fortunate that Eastover was well-documented, at a time when taking photographs was a true luxury.
The land that is now Eastover as developed by the E. C. Griffith Company in 1927 was the Spring Dale Dairy Farm operated by McDonald Watkins. With its lovely curving drives Eastover welcomes visitors to take a stroll through its relaxing, tree-lined streetscapes. Earle Sumner Draper, one of the premier urban planners in the South during the early twentieth century, designed the neighborhood with convenient day-to-day living in mind. In those days, Eastover was much unlike Myers Park, a neighborhood solely designed around the streetcar. Eastover on the other hand was designed with the automobile in mind. With trolley service several blocks away from the neighborhood itself, the nearest trolley stops located at Queens Road and Hermitage Court.
With fantastic walkability, Eastover is a popular Charlotte neighborhood.
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