Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


2021 Mad About Modern Home Tour


Now in its 10th year, The Charlotte Museum of History’s award-winning Mad About Modern Home Tour raises awareness and appreciation of Charlotte’s historic built environment, and midcentury + modern architecture and design.

Here’s Where You Come In:

The Charlotte Museum of History is in search of homes and homeowners interested in being on this year’s tour with two different ways to participate in the experience.

Virtual Feature: your home will be in the digital guide only. Includes a photoshoot and video session – usually scheduled on the same day.

In-Person Feature: your home will be in the digital guide plus be open to visitors during the VIP in-person experience on September 25. Tickets will be limited based on current safety guidelines.

Why You Want to Participate:

Homeowners get complementary tickets to the tour and associated events.

Many owners find that a past tour feature is a great selling point when they decide to put their home on the market.

It’s a lot of fun! You’ll meet other homeowners and design enthusiasts as well as explore some of the best midcentury + modern homes and buildings in Charlotte.

Want to know more? Simply fill out this brief “get to know you” by clicking the button below and someone from the ModSquad planning committee will be in touch shortly. The ModSquad is excited to hear from you!


April 20, 2021

Plans to redevelop the historic Carolina Theatre in Uptown Charlotte are proceeding, with “plans to build an upscale hotel atop the theater . . . paused indefinitely.” Although the hotel will not be moving forward at this time, other plans are still in the works, as described in this Charlotte Observer article: “What’s the plan for Carolina Theatre with rooftop luxury hotel? It’s complicated.

April 5, 2021

Smithsonian Magazine recently published an article detailing the importance of Rosenwald Schools, with a focus on photographer and author Andrew Feiler’s new book A Better Life for Their Children, which “takes readers on a journey to 53 . . . remaining Rosenwald Schools.” Of the schools featured is the Siloam School, which the Charlotte Museum of History continues its campaign to restore. 

For more: “Inside the Rosenwald Schools

March 26, 2021

The Charlotte Observer reports that Johnson C. Smith University has received funds from grants “to preserve records and histories from several former Black neighborhoods in Charlotte.” Urban renewal in Charlotte led to the destruction of several Black communities and the displacement of those who lived in these communities. JCSU will use its grants on a “virtual reality experience created with historical photos and 3-D models where viewers [can] experience long-gone neighborhoods.”

Read more about this project: ”JCSU virtual reality project bringing back Black neighborhoods urban renewal wiped out

March 19, 2021

Dr. Tom Hanchett, prominent Charlotte historian, has created two new history walking tours of Dilworth: one focuses on the blocks around Latta Park and the other takes you through the South Boulevard/South End area. While many of the locations featured are designated historic landmarks, all properties included have played a part in the growth of Charlotte. Take advantage of the warmer spring weather and take a stroll with the tours below:

Dilworth, Streetcar Suburb – Self-Guided Walk

South End/Dilworth – Self-Guided Walk