Monday, June 23, 2014

1956 'homes to fulfill your dreams'

Including some then-and-now pictures and property values.

1956 cost - $11,500

2011 value - $65,900


Crosland wants to fulfill your dreams!


1956 cost - $27,500

2011 value - $980,400



'Near multi-million dollar shopping center'?

810 Brockbank - 1956 cost = $15,780
1215 Seneca - 1956 cost = $15,960

810 Brockbank Rd. 2011 value - $203,400

1215 Seneca Place 2011 value - $192,100


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

Important to remember that inflation matters - your Clanton Park home actually lost value. $11,500 in 1956 = $100,582 2014 dollars.

Anonymous said...

Anon - tx for the comment (and for doing the math!) - Maria

Harriet said...

Thank you, I found this very interesting.
Perhaps the greatest appreciation of value
was planting the tree in the front yard
of the last home. It wasn't even there in '56
but boosted the appeal of the house since then!

Anonymous said...

Harriet - I didn't even notice the tree! I like your positive viewpoint. - M

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the 'multi-million dollar shopping center' is Park Road Shopping Center. It opened in 1956 and that neighborhood (now thought of as part of Madison Park) is practically adjacent to PRSC.

Anonymous said...

Anon - Park Road Shopping Center, of course! Tx. (duh on me). -M

Anonymous said...

Gas was 13 cents a gallon for a fill up plus check oil and tires at all service stations. Cokes were a nickle.

Ike was pres and all of #1 America was crime free and educated and teachers respected and no illegal alien plus 2% unemployment rate and home ownership was 90%. No teen preggies and all homes had 2 parents. No same sex mess.

What happened to the good ole days? Oh yea. The commie libs took over in the 60s.

Anonymous said...


leave it up to a homophobic teabagger to turn a completely benign post about the development of some of Charlotte's older neighborhoods, into an opportunity to spout your right-wing gibberish about how much better America was when the blacks couldn't drink out of your water fountain, and the women were doing what women are, "supposed" to do: cook and clean.

there are just so many fallacies and so much ignorance behind your post, i don't even know where to start.

in the unlikely event that you wrote it as tongue-in-cheek, making fun of the same loser wingnuts you're making fun of... still not funny.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I have a copy off a 1956 sales brochure from Madison P ark. It included an aerial photo and Murrayhill was not connected to Wedgewood. It also touted the Million dollar shopping center (def Park Rd Shopping Cnt). Many of our beautiful trees were left in place and many more were planted by homeowners.
And since there was no such thing as premarital sex, crime, black people, gay people or uppity women, I'm sure live was just so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Anon, July 5 - I'm sure a lot of Madison Parkites would love to see that brochure!