About "The Myrtle"

Myrtle Square



HISTORY*

Built in 1938 Myrtle Square is the most sophisticated example of a garden court multi-family housing property type in Charlotte, NC. Garden court communities have their genesis in the English Garden City Movement and gained popularity in Europe due to the massive need for housing that arose from the destruction of World War One and the rapidly urbanizing effects of industrialization. Natural spaces, most often demonstrated with a central courtyard, and common areas were utilized to facilitate interaction and community involvement among urban residents.

Myrtle Square is a rare local example of Art Moderne architecture and is indeed a rare residential example of this architectural style. Art Moderne is a subdued derivative of Art Deco, utilizing decorative features such as glass brick walls, porthole windows, distinctive iron work and smooth geometric lines. Art Deco and Art Moderne were the first rejections of historicity that gained popular acceptance.  

Myrtle Square represents the need for transient housing that arose from tremendous population growth Charlotte experienced prior to World War Two. The city’s expansion attracted a wide range of workers across the entire economic spectrum.

*From the Survey & Research Report prepared in 2006 by Jason Nichols

MYRTLE SQUARE TODAY
Located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood at 1121 Myrtle Avenue, Myrtle Square was converted to condominiums in 1983. It's a great location, just minutes from Uptown and within a mile of many conveniences. The Panthers Stadium and Bobcats Arena are close by so you can always go watch an exciting, live football or basketball game and many cancerts and other events are hosted around the city of Charlotte. Great restaurants and shops are along Morehead St., East and South Blvds. Latta Park is 3 blocks away. The Dowd YMCA is only 2 blocks away. Dilworth Elementary School is just around the corner, and public tennis courts and Freedom Park are close by.


FEATURES & FACTS:

    • Exterior Art Moderne architectural design

    • 72 studio, one and two bedroom units with various floor plans

    • Oak parquet floors and plaster walls

    • Included in membership fees are services for heat, water, cable, upkeep of common area (grounds and corridors)

    • Monthly reserves in place for repairs and replacements (painting, roof, boiler, and paving)

    • On-site laundry facilities for use by residents

    • Single ply roof membrane installed in 2000

    • Buildings painted in 1993

    • Boiler replaced in the Fall of 2003

    • Water heaters replaced in Summer of 2003

    Meet the Board of Directors

    Myrtle Square is currently managed by: Cedar Management Group