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Charlotte CityWalks - NoDa
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The Davy is a great example of repurposed buildings in the neighborhood with varied use over the years. It is currently a rental apartment complex. There are two structures on the site. When facing The Davy, the structure on the left is the original, the North Charlotte Hotel, and was built, owned and maintained by the mills. It functioned as a boarding house for mill workers or as a hotel for visitors. It remained as such until the 50s-60s when the neighborhood began an economic decline.

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Former Hornet, Kendall Gill, had a foundation here in the 90s. The Kendall Gill House was on this site and served as a halfway house for men dealing with alcohol and drug abuse. What better place to put a house for drug and alcohol abuse than right smack in the middle of a neighborhood where drugs were being sold on every corner?

Later it was the Charlotte Habit for Humanity headquarters.

Lat Purser took it over in the 2000s and created The Davy. The original building was remodeled and the companion building to the right was constructed. For many years, the NoDa Neighborhood Association held the annual Marathon Cheer Party at the site, complete with breakfast items and beverages donated by businesses such as Smelly Cat and dog treats from Four Dogs Pet Supply, the Garinger high school band, and lots of neighbors cheering on the runners as they rounded the corner from North Davidson onto 35th Street.