Next, the trolley stops at Park Avenue, the original route from Dilworth into Latta Park, still to be found at its eastern end. Park Avenue is another street which was extended to connect Wilmore and Dilworth.
Between Camden and South Blvd on Park Avenue is the only building still standing from the 1923 Made in the Carolinas Industrial Exposition. This exhibition, held at the peak of Charlotte’s third industrial boom, drew thousands of visitors, and its official opening ceremony was attended by the governors of both North and South Carolina. There was even a musical band all the way from Russia. The Exposition showcased a variety of industrial products made in North and South Carolina. Later the building was converted into an A&P Grocery Store, and now houses the Miller Services company.
To assist in making settlement in Dilworth more attractive and to promote streetcar travel, Dilworth’s developers constructed a recreational area, named Latta Park, at the end of the trolley line in Dilworth. The company hired Joseph Forsyth Johnston, a landscape architect, to design and supervise the construction of a lake for boating, a lily pad pond, a series of fountains, terraced flower gardens, and a network of meandering paths and drives. Latta Park became a favorite retreat for the residents of Charlotte even before Dilworth officially opened.