Whether you're in town for a show or game at Bobcats Arena, adjacent to the hotel, or the Panther Stadium an event at Lowes Motor Speedway, or a trade show at Charlotte Convention Center, this hotel is unique ...more
The Marriott Charlotte City Center is located nine miles from Charlotte Airport . The local attractions include Discovery Place Science Museum, Mint Museum, US National Whitewater Center, and NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center ...more
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In 1755, European Thomas Spratt and his family established a settlement at the intersection of two major paths used by Native Americans. Spratt was the granduncle of future President James K. Polk. The settlement grew and became known as Charlotte Town. The community incorporated in 1768. The original crossroads blossomed into what many now consider the center of Uptown Charlotte. The term "uptown" refers to the elevation of the area. By 1770, surveyors mapped out the future metropolis. The east/west trail became Trade Street and the citizens called the north/south trail Tyron Street. During this time, the community consisted of six log cabins.
From the 1980s on, reconstruction converted the downtown, or uptown area, into the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies that include the Bank of America, the Hearst Corporation, and Wells Fargo. Bars, hotels, museums, and various stores also heavily populate the destination. The city center has over 13,000 residents and employs over 70,000 people. An estimated 25 million people visit the heart of Charlotte annually. The intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets now serve as the boundaries for four separate wards.
The First Ward lies east of the intersection and until recent renovations was considered the most hazardous part of town. Developments in this region include additional hotels, residential, retail and office space along with a four-acre park. The many existing buildings located here include the Main Library, the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Time Warner Cable Arena, which serves as home to the Charlotte Bobcats, the city's professional basketball team.
The Second Ward emerged south of the intersection and houses government buildings along with the NASCAR Hall of Fame building. Once considered the Brooklyn neighborhood, urban development converted the location into an entertainment/retail center. This region of downtown features the African-American Art and Culture Center, the Charlotte Convention Center and the EpiCenter. The St. Peter's Catholic Church and a small park known as the Green also lie here.
To the west of the intersection lies the Third Ward comprised of numerous Victorian era buildings and homes. Recent construction introduced a new complex called the Gateway Village, which consists of housing units, retail, and office. The Bank of America Stadium stands here along with the ever-expanding Johnson & Wales University. North of the intersection stands the Fourth Ward, known as the historic district of the city. Here, visitors find expansive Victorian homes, the Old Settlers' Cemetery, and a three-acre park known as Fourth Ward Park.