Luna Park Historic District
This historic district is named for the little know fact that there was once an amusement park in the area that was opened in 1912 called Luna Park. Unfortunately the park burned down in 1923 and was never rebuild. The remnants of this park area are still contributing factor to the area by creating a unique characteristic; a curvature in the street layout notable on Park Avenue and Lovell Streets. This contrasts to the regular street grid pattern of the area.
Aside from the former park, the area is additional known as a vibrant residential area west of downtown Charleston along the Kanawha River.The area is a great collection of historic working class homes on the West-side. There are notable styles of homes such as; American foursquare, Craftsman bungalow and Tudor revival homes. Among these homes there is a small collection designed by John C. Norman, West Virginia’s first black AIA registered architect.
For more information about the former park along with photos check out the link below: