May 30, 2019
The Excelsior Club, located at 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C., has been included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2019.
As stated on the National Trust’s website:
“Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. Over 300 places have been listed in its 32-year history, and in that time, fewer than 5 percent of listed sites have been lost.
The 2019 list includes a diverse mix of historic places across America that face a range of challenges and threats, from climate change to inappropriate development to neglect and disuse.”
Read more about the history and current status of the Excelsior Club here: “The Race to Find a New Owner for a Historic African American Club in Charlotte, North Carolina”