The Historic Landmarks Commission’s Adventure Club is headed out again, this time to tour the historic Charlotte Coliseum, once the largest unsupported dome in the world. Pretty cool, right? Now known as Bojangles Coliseum, it’s located next to Ovens Auditorium, which will also be included in our tour! Interested in joining us?
Rufus Franklin Outen was born into a family of potters so it was no surprise when he opened R.F. Outen Pottery around 1950 as a small business. He specialized in stoneware churns. It’s claimed that he could turn 100 pieces a day, earning him the nickname “Churn Turner.”
The R. F. Outen Pottery is a rare surviving example of a workshop and pottery that produced utilitarian earthenware and stoneware for local use from local clays. Today those handmade, everyday vessels are quite valuable and highly collectible!
Location: 430 Jefferson Street, Matthews
The Historic Landmarks Commission’s Adventure Club is heading to Reedy Creek Nature Preserve to explore the Robinson Rock House Ruin and we want you to join us! While the exact date of construction is unknown, this rock house was likely built between 1780 and 1810.
- HISTORIC LANDMARK FEATURED: Robinson Rock House Ruin
- WHEN: Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
- LOCATION: Meet at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2986 Rocky River Road, Charlotte
- HOW TO ATTEND: You must register at https://bit.ly/HLCAdventureClubForm. Please enter ROBINSON ROCK HOUSE RUIN for event name.
- NOTE: The hike to the ruin is about a mile each way, so plan accordingly.
This is sure to be a good time so come on out and join us!
January 5, 2022
Check out this month’s issue of Lake Norman Currents Magazine – the ca. 1923 Stough-Cornelius/Potts Barber Shop Building is featured! The Historic Landmarks Commission’s very own Stewart Gray describes the importance of the building and how local landmark designation can help protect the property.
Find the issue here: Lake Norman Currents Magazine – January 2022