Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission





The 2020 Mad About Modern Home Tour is back for the holiday season! Now in its 9th year, the tour gives attendees insider access to three private homes representing some of the best midcentury + modern architecture and design in the Queen City. This 100% virtual experience is a great holiday gift for any midcentury modern enthusiast.

Not able to join the Mad About Modern Home Tour this September? No problem. Thanks to this special holiday relaunch, you can step inside the renovated Cohen-Fumero House and two other exceptional midcentury modern homes from the safety and comfort of your own home. Your ticket even includes a beautiful guide to the architecture and design of each home. To learn more about the houses featured on this year’s tour, visit

Tickets are on sale now through December 28!

Your purchase includes access to 360-degree tours of each featured home as well as a beautifully designed Digital Guidebook walking you through each home’s unique architecture and history. The 360Tours will be accessible beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020 through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Digital Guidebook is yours to keep! To learn more about how our new digital format works, be sure to check out the FAQ.


If you previously purchased a ticket to the 2020 Mad About Modern home tour, you do not need to repurchase a ticket to access the 360-degree tours. The links in your Guidebook should automatically be reactivated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Charlotte Museum of History.

November 12, 2020

The Patterson-Logan Grocery Store, located at 2515 Booker Avenue in Washington Heights, is available for purchase. While not a designated historic landmark, the building is on the Historic Landmarks Commission’s Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks and is protected through a preservation easement held by Preserve Mecklenburg. 

For more: “Historic house and former grocery store in Washington Heights asks $143K” 

November 10, 2020

The City of Charlotte has announced that it is seeking input on the redevelopment of City-owned land located near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The request includes “seeking a private-sector development partner for the preservation, redevelopment or reuse of the 11.2-acre site” that contains the historic Steele Creek Presbyterian Church.

For more: “City seeks partner for redevelopment of historic Steele Creek Presbyterian Church property near CLT” 

October 26, 2020

The Charlotte Museum of History has announced that it received a donation from the Lowe’s Foundation to assist with the Save Siloam School Project, which is an effort to move the school from its current location near UNC Charlotte to the Charlotte Museum of History’s grounds in east Charlotte. The article below notes that this donation will allow the Museum to “launch a formal Request for Qualification process, which will appoint an architect to lead the restoration and relocation.”

For more: “Lowe’s Foundation gift to historic Siloam School restoration”