Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Reflections on Buildings Lost Too Soon

August 13, 2021

Something to think about over your weekend:

“What does it mean when significant structures are torn down so quickly? . . . In addition to the disorientation that comes with such quick changes, we also miss out on the chance to see old buildings reborn. There’s no way to know which decrepit manufacturing facility might be the next Optimist Hall in 50 years, or whether an old factory and warehousing site could be the future Camp North End.”

For more: Here and gone: When major buildings don’t even make it to middle age