September 21, 2020
The Community Builders, “a national developer that specializes in mixed-income housing,” which also owns the historic Johnston Mill, located at 3315 North Davidson Street, is proposing a major rehabilitation of the property. The proposed project includes renovating the historic mill building as an apartment building and constructing a new building on the property.
The Charlotte Agenda details the history of the historic mill and the plans for its renovation: “45 years after it closed, the historic Johnston Mill building in NoDa will soon get new life”
The Design Review Committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will review this project at its virtual meeting on September 30. Details can be found here for those interested in attending.
September 17, 2020
Preserve Mecklenburg is working with Lutgert Companies, a developer planning to build luxury condominium homes in Eastover, to save “a griffin that adorns a vacant 1928 home” located on the site of the planned community. Dr. Dan Morrill spoke with The Charlotte Observer about the griffin’s history and why it is important that it be preserved.
For more: “Developer to preserve ‘historically significant’ piece of Charlotte’s past”
Image of the Historic Griffin from Preserve Mecklenburg
September 17, 2020
The Charlotte Museum of History has been working to preserve and relocate the Siloam School from its current location on Mallard Creek Church Road to the Museum grounds on Shamrock Drive. In its article, SouthPark Magazine describes the Museum’s project and details the importance of Rosenwald school buildings to the African American community in the segregated South: “Walls that talk”
For more information on the Charlotte Museum of History’s Save Siloam School initiative: Help Save Siloam School
September 16, 2020
With over 300 designated historic landmarks in Mecklenburg County, there is a lot to explore. Although some landmarks are more well-known than others, all are important to understanding the history of the County.
Learn more about the many kinds of landmarks located across the County here: Scenes of Charlotte Instagram
September 11, 2020
The Charlotte Museum of History is opening its grounds to the public on Saturday, September 19 for a self-guided tour. This is a great chance to get out of the house and view the Hezekiah Alexander House, which is located on the Museum grounds.
For one day only! On September 19, the Museum will open our 8-acre site for a self-guided, outdoor experience of Charlotte’s oldest home site. Guests can explore the Museum’s park-like setting, walk through the garden, and view the historic buildings. Tickets are discounted to just $10 per vehicle and include a digital guidebook that tells the story of the people who lived and worked at the Rock House and includes videos and resources to dig deeper into Charlotte’s past. To support social distancing, tickets are limited.
Visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering when they may be within six feet of any person not in their group, including Museum staff. Visitors ages 2-5 are highly encouraged to wear a face covering. You can read our full mask policy here: https://charlottemuseum.org/product/an-afternoon-on-the-grounds/
The Museum building as well as the historic buildings will not be open. No restrooms are available for visitors, so please plan accordingly.