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Fall Fun at Hodges Farm!

September 20, 2021

The weather looks to be BOO-tiful this weekend and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of fall than at Hodges Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch (ca. 1908; designated in 1992). We hope you can stop in for a spell and enjoy all this historic farm has to offer! 👻🎃


September 14, 2021

Recently a house at 850 Concord Road in Davidson was demolished. The ca. 1945 Tudor Revival/Period Cottage was a contributing resource to the town’s National Register Historic District. In Charlotte in the historic Eastover neighborhood, the J.E. Butterworth House at 214 Cherokee Road was recently demolished. The ca. 1925 Colonial Revival-inspired house was designed by prominent Charlotte architect Martin Boyer. The original plans are available as part of the Martin Evans Boyer Papers, held by J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It appears that either the original plans were altered, or that significant changes to the house were made over its 96 year history. 

850 Concord Road

214 Cherokee Road


2021 Mad About Modern Home Tour

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!

Join us for a special 10th anniversary edition of the Mad About Modern Home Tour! This unique tour gives attendees insider access to five private homes representing some of the best midcentury + modern architecture and design in the Queen City – all from the comfort of your couch.

For the second year in a row, the tour will be virtual. Ticket holders get exclusive online access to 360-degree tours of the featured homes inside a digital guidebook that highlights each home’s significant modernist features. Get a sneak preview of the featured homes at madaboutmodern.com.

Craving a chance to celebrate 10 years of midcentury tours in person? Get tickets to the exclusive Mod Experience party and fundraiser taking place at The Charlotte Museum of History on Thursday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m.


THREE GREAT TICKET OPTIONS

Virtual Home Tour: $25

Includes a keepsake digital guidebook with insider access to five featured homes, with extensive photography, 360-degree virtual tours, and historical essays about each house highlighting the architects, owners, and design. The Virtual Home Tour ticket is for the virtual tour and digital guidebook only. The virtual tours will be accessible beginning Thursday, September 23 to Friday, October 22. The Digital Guidebook is yours to keep!

Mod Experience Party & Fundraiser: $75

Includes admission to the Mod Experience Thursday, September 23 at 6:00 pm at The Charlotte Museum of History. The party takes place outdoors and inside the museum and features a midcentury modern pop-up exhibit, midcentury-themed activities and a costume contest for best midmod attire. The pop-up exhibit includes iconic midcentury modern furniture and accessories, including an original Eames chair, from Fos Restoration Co. This ticket is for the in-person Mod Experience party and fundraiser only and does not include the Virtual Home Tour.

Modernism Friend Donation: $100

Want to extend your support of the Mad About Modern Home Tour and The Charlotte Museum of History? Become a Modernism Friend! Your additional contribution will help support the Museum’s ongoing work to advocate for historic preservation and share our region’s unique history. Modernism Friend donors who donate before September 17 will be listed in the digital guidebook.


August 25, 2021

Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing on Sept. 27 for the designation of the Stafford-Holcombe Farm, located in eastern Mecklenburg County near the Cabarrus County border. The main house, constructed in the early 19th-century, still stands as do a variety of other buildings, including an early 19th-century log slave quarter-tenant house.

We believe that our designated landmarks should tell the broad story of Mecklenburg County and we hope you take some time to delve into the history of this property or any of our other prospective or designated properties.

For more: “Mecklenburg’s last slave cabin may soon be designated as a local historic landmark


August 19, 2021

We are glad to announce that on August 16th  the William H. Peeps House (831 E. Worthington Avenue), the Ervin Building (4037 E. Independence Blvd), and the Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant (451 Jordan Place) were designated as local historic landmarks by the Charlotte City Council. These three properties represent a diversity of building ages and types.   

At this same meeting, Charlotte City Council also amended the ordinances for the Edgewood Farm (11132 Eastfield Road), and the Victor Shaw House (2400 Mecklenburg Avenue) to allow for sensitive in-fill development projects that will preserve the historic homes.

Peeps House

Ervin Bldg

Larkwood-Chadbourn Hosiery Mill Plant