The Historic Landmarks Commission anticipates that it will purchase the Barnhardt House on Country Club Lane in the Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood in late September. Thereafter, the Commission will be making improvements to the property and offering it for sale. Preservation covenants will be placed in the deed to assure the preservation of the house.
The Commission is involved in attempting to preserve the Siloam Rosenwald School, located near UNCC. Rosenwald Schools are extremely important in African American history. Julius Rosenwald, head of Sears Roebuck & Co., joined with the Booker T. Washington in developing plans for new schools for African American children in the South. The Siloam Rosenwald School is suffering from neglect. The owners have yet to demonstrate a commitment to its preservation. Click for Video