Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor

Charlotte’s Central Avenue reveals the city’s shifting demographics, from working-class textile mill employees in the early twentieth century, to a wave of new immigration in the 1990s. These new Southerners repurposed shopping centers and subdivisions. Along this corridor, they shaped a new Charlotte.

SFA’s newest oral history project, Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor, documents the stories of Southerners who brought their experiences and their food traditions and planted them along Central Avenue, a shifting New South corridor.

Explore the full project in our oral histories.