Myers Park is populated by some of the city's oldest and largest houses. Myers Park's streets
are lined with towering oaks, the remaining originals of which were raised on James B. Duke's
New Jersey estate before being transplanted to the new development. Designed by John Nolen of Boston in 1911,
Myers Park was initially a "streetcar suburb" whose residents commuted to town via electric trolley.
Nolen discarded the original grid street pattern of Uptown and Dilworth and instead planned curving
avenues following the area’s topography. Myers Park is largely a product of the building boom of the 1920s.