Barringer Drive

Barringer Drive is named for Osmond L. Barringer, the remarkable man who developed the Revolution Park neighborhood through which the street runs. In the 1st half of the twentieth century, he was one of Charlotte’s most colorful promoters, owner of the city’s first automobile (a steam-powered Locomobile, in 1900), co-owner of the first Charlotte Speedway in 1924, among other highlights. CMS’s Barringer School is also named for him.

— Tom Hanchett

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Here’s a little history of just a few of Charlotte’s streets:
Sharon Road
Wilkinson Blvd
Central Avenue
Presbyterian Streets
Barringer Drive