City of Charlotte About To Unveil The New Hugh McManaway Statue


Join the City of Charlotte Engineering & Property Management and Charlotte Department of Transportation in celebrating the triumphant return of the Hugh McManaway statue after being damaged by a truck and removed for repair almost a year ago.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 2pm in the parking lot across the street from Myers Park United Methodist Church, at the southwest corner of Queens and Providence Roads near the historic streetcar shelter. Parking is available on-site.

This event is free and open to the public as part of the CLT250 yearlong celebration of Charlotte’s 250th birthday.

For more information or to RSVP click here.


The gold statue was originally erected in 2000 to commemorate Hugh Pharr McManaway, a local eccentric who grew up in Myers Park and often stood by the intersection in the 60s and 70s.

He would mimic as though he was directing traffic — never mind the signals. He was also remembered for passing out small Bibles to drivers and entertaining locals by speaking in rhyme.