Biddleville is the oldest surviving predominantly black neighborhood in Charlotte. Biddleville began in 1871 as a village next to the Biddle Institute, the present day Johnson C. Smith, which trained preachers and teachers. At the turn of the century, the community expanded into suburbs such as, Western and Roslyn Heights, followed by Smallwood Homes and Crestview subdivisions. The whole area is now called Biddleville Five-Points, taking the name of the original village and the intersection of West Trade, West Fifth St., Rozelles Ferry Road, and Beatties Road.

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