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Richard Petersheim, 2004 April 19

Identifier: OH-PE0391

Scope and Contents

Richard Petersheim discusses his work as a managing partner for the Charlotte, North Carolina office of LandDesign. In, 2001 LandDesign was selected by the City of Charlotte to design a new urban community that would encompass lands from the Second Ward neighborhood of Charlotte, also known as Brooklyn prior to its demolition through urban renewal in the 1960s-1970s. Mr. Petersheim describes planning efforts for the new community, which involves several city departments, historical groups and former residents of the Brooklyn. The plan, as Mr. Petersheim describes it, aims to rebuild a racially and economically diverse community that includes affordable housing options. He also mentions LandDesign's plans for the old Second Ward High School gym.


  • Creation: 2004 April 19

Conditions Governing Access

3 of the 57 interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Petersheim was a 38-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in his office at the architectural firm LandDesign in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Dansville, New York in 1966. He graduated from West Virginia University and was employed as a landscape architect at LandDesign.


32 Minutes

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Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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