November 17, 2021
Today is International Students Day, making it a perfect day to visit Midwood Elementary School, located at 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, and designated as a local historic landmark in 2016. Designed by the firm of Charlotte architect M.R. Marsh, the building is an important example of the Traditional Revival architectural style that was used for many institutional buildings in Charlotte during the 1930s and 1940s. Opening in 1935 and ceasing function as a school in 2011, Midwood Elementary School is currently home to several Midwood International and Cultural Center tenants that are important to our international community, including International House and the Language Academy of the Carolinas. Adaptively reusing historic buildings is a great way to ensure they survive and continue to play a role in modern society.