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R.J. Brevard (1891-1895)

Public Service:
Prior to becoming Charlotte's Mayor, Dr. Brevard served two terms as an alderman.   He was Charlotte's Mayor from 1891 through 1895.

Personal:
Dr. Brevard was chief of staff at St. Peters Hospital. St. Peters was the forerunner of Carolinas Medical Center.



During his Administration:

            Photo of R.J. Brevard

 

  • Electric trolley cars began operating in downtown Charlotte, replacing horse power.
  • The Cherry neighborhood was developed for black families who wanted to move away from crowded downtown housing to an area where they could have gardens and yards.
  • The Public Library was organized.