A streetcar pauses at the top of Elizabeth Avenue with uptown Charlotte in the distance, 1910s.
Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, www.historysouth.org, The Heart of Elizabeth - A Self-Guided Tour, by Tom Hanchett.
HENF was established in 1984 when, like now, Elizabeth faced a wave of development activity then taking place in and around the heart of a growing and thriving city that threatened to upend our century-old neighborhood. The board has recently been reconstituted and reenergized with an immediate focus: Carrying forward the recent efforts of an all-volunteer group of neighbors to establish Elizabeth as a Local Historic District (LHD).
The organization has reinstated its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and has begun seeking tax-deductible donations to support progress towards achieving a LHD designation for Elizabeth in addition to its other projects and initiatives.
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