CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 20, 2022) – The City of Charlotte on Wednesday announced new street names as part of the
Legacy Commission's street renaming work.
Barringer Drive will be renamed Revolution Park Drive effective May 23, 2022.
Revolution Park Drive honors the history of Revolution Park and Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course and the successful struggle to desegregate these public recreational facilities.
Read more about the successful struggle to desegregate Revolution Park.
Stonewall Street will be renamed Brooklyn Village Avenue effective June 30, 2022.
Brooklyn Village Avenue honors the legacy of Brooklyn, a predominately black neighborhood located in Charlotte's Second Ward. Brooklyn was its own community within the city with its own businesses, schools, churches, restaurants, shops and entertainment. In 1958, an "urban redevelopment" plan was approved that would eventually efface over 230 acres that encompassed the Brooklyn community. Ultimately, 1,007 families were displaced, and 1,408 structures were demolished during the 1960s and 1970s, approximately 100 years after it was first established.
Read more about Brooklyn.
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