Historic Victorian Homes in Charlotte
The noteworthy area of the Fourth Ward sophisticatedly blends restored 100-plus-year-old historic victorian homes with urban apartments, parks, restaurants, and businesses. Wandering through the bright, airy, narrow tree-lined streets, visitors delight in seeing the grand old picturesque historic victorian homes with charming front porches and courtyard gardens. Go ahead and take a stroll through the beautiful Victorian neighborhood, don’t rush through, slow down take your time and enjoy.
In 1886 trolleys became a focus of public transportation in NC. You can read about it here. In the early months of 1887, the trolley came into use in Charlotte, bringing communities that once seemed far away, within easy reach. The Fourth Ward became a sought-after area and tended to be inhabited by business owners, clergy, and doctors. The area represented an affluent area of Charlotte but over the years as commerce transitioned, and certainly by 1970, the area had become neglected. It was common to see vandalized or even burned-out homes. Thankfully, in the late 20th century the Fourth Ward saw a restoration and has now become a thriving part of Uptown Charlotte.
Today, the entire Fourth Ward is a great place to visit and an active, charming community of stunning Victorian homes, luxury condos, urban-style apartments, green spaces, and businesses. There are plenty of cultural, religious, and educational things to do, all within walking distance of the thriving uptown business district of Charlotte.
Noteworthy Historic Victorian Homes in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward
John Price Carr House, constructed in 1904 is a stunning Queen Anne-style Victorian home and is discussed on the Charlotte Landmark Commission’s website.
The William Overcash House was the home of a local schoolteacher and minister who influenced the religious development of Mecklenburg County. It exhibits a tower, sunburst gables, carved doorways, and etched windows. The 3,435 square feet, five bedrooms, and two-baths home is a good example of the Queen Anne style of architecture. It was last sold in 1994 for $566,500.
The Berryhill House was built in 1884 by John H. Newcomb. It is one of the few remaining examples of Victorian architecture in Charlotte. The exterior trim is elaborate, as is a common Charles Eastlake feature.
Attractions in Fourth Ward
The Fourth Ward is made up of mostly residential Victorian homes, it is an official Historic District and is the location of Old Settlers’ Cemetery as well as the three-acre Fourth Ward Park. For a great overview of the neighborhood’s past, present and future, hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride with Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours.
Historic Victorian Home For Sale
The Rev. John D. Mauney House is a Victorian Painted Lady near Charlotte NC and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cobblestone paths meander through ancient English Boxwoods, past pretty gardens with seating areas. A few of the amenities inside are heart-pine floors reflecting the warm glow of pretty crystal chandeliers hanging from tall ceilings, 4 roomy bedrooms, three and 1/2 baths including a main level master bedroom with a private bath, three fireplaces, a large kitchen with hidden appliances, enormous game room with burnished terrazzo floor and a bar with appliances, lots of built-in shelves and cabinets with leaded or stained glass doors, a separate garage and carport. Click here for more information about this beautiful home for sale.