Past Mayors

R.J. Brevard (1891-1895)

Public Service:
Prior to becoming Charlotte's Mayor, Dr. Brevard served two terms as an alderman.   He was Charlotte's Mayor from 1891 through 1895.

Dr. Brevard was chief of staff at St. Peters Hospital. St. Peters was the forerunner of Carolinas Medical Center.

During his Administration:

            Photo of R.J. Brevard


  • Electric trolley cars began operating in downtown Charlotte, replacing horse power.
  • The Cherry neighborhood was developed for black families who wanted to move away from crowded downtown housing to an area where they could have gardens and yards.
  • The Public Library was organized.