“What is a neighborhood? It is place and it is people… The importance of the neighborhood begins with the importance of citizenship. To be a citizen is to participate in civic affairs. ‘Participate’ is the key concept. To simply live in a place, and not participate in its civil affairs, is to be merely a resident, not a citizen. It is pointed out incessantly in political science discourses that not everybody wants to be a citizen. The chore of participation is said to be beyond the energy or the skill of most people.” –Critical Issues 76, developed by the Institute for Urban Studies and Community Service, University of North Carolina Charlotte.
This is the current Fire Engine located in Plaza Midwood at Station 8. Only recently did it become the only engine there, since the efforts to keep…
Plaza Midwood hosts a number of festivals and other events annually. This collection takes a look at these community events.
This exhibit explores the commercial and civic structures of the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. It includes the business district, Harris Teeter...
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The Midwood area did not have a neighborhood park, so the Midwood Men's Club worked to create one. This drive to raise money and get support from the…
This brief neighborhood newsletter discusses the upcoming home tour, discusses the Midwood Library, and has a calendar of events.
This is a photograph of the original Harris Teeter on 1704 Central Avenue from 1982.