Events

You can demonstrate your support of historic preservation by participating in Historic Charlotte’s major annual advocacy and fundraising events.

Queen Park Multi-Cinema Sign Available

08/26/2015

In a partnership with Pappas Properties and D.H. Griffin Construction, Historic Charlotte is proud to announce that the iconic sign is available, for free to the most deserving caretaker.  The winning future owner must make their case by submitting a statement that explains where the sign will be displayed and who will see it. Contest details, a brief history and press release at the following link:

Queen Park Press Release

All submissions are due October 30

  

Congratulations to Historic Charlotte!

An unexpected donation is coming from the Charlotte Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association!   Diane Althouse, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae and past Historic Charlotte Executive Director, nominated Historic Charlotte to be one of two local charities to benefit from the annual KKG dinner/auction fundraiser in April. Historic Charlotte was chosen from a large field of nominees for the great work they’ve done advocating for Historic Preservation in Charlotte over the last 20+ years.

 

In Fact, YOU are invited to join this fun evening and further support Historic Charlotte!  

 

Tickets are only $40 per person and it is great entertainment!

The theme is Gilligan's Island...Shipwrecked, a 3-Hour Tour.

Friday, April 17

7:00 pm

The Rooftop at the Residence Apartments

 

The venue is gorgeous  - with a great view of Uptown Charlotte. No doubt you'll love the Island Dinner.

 

There will be a silent and a live auction.

 

Prizes for the best costume!

Please contact Diane Althouse for a printed invitation:  dianealt@bellsouth.net

 

 

The Mid-Century Modern Home Tour is back!

Interactive Tour Map

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Please join Historic Charlotte as we celebrate National Historic Preservation Month on May 9th with our fourth Bi-annual Mad About Modern: Mid-Century Modern Home Tour. 

Charlotte has a treasure trove of mid-century modern homes and civic buildings. 

 

During our tour you will be able to visit five homes, two condominiums and the sanctuaries

of two beautiful churches built in the mid-1960s. 

 

We celebrate this architectural style and design elements as they are now eligible for the National Register.

Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design

that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

 

As Bradley Quinn in his monograph of Mid-century design illustrates, “Mid-century homes were inhabited by a new generation of Americans, who altered their expectations of the home as they grew to appreciate novel types of living spaces and the landscapes surrounding them.”

The new homes based on early-twentieth Century modernist principles celebrated the advent of high-tech, labor-saving appliances and an appreciation of space and materials for their true beauty over visual noise.  The result was a uniquely American style: Mid-Century Modern.

 

Tour Includes: 5 homes + 2 condominiums +  2 church sanctuaries

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 

Time: Homes open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Tour at your own pace – but park and carpool from either The Sharon United Methodist Church,

 Carmel Presbyterian Church or Myers Park United Methodist Church lots!

 

Homes and Churches:

 

Ron Crider and Jeff Friedman

1300 Queens Road

Unit 312

 

Holly and Ken Schoolmeester

4642 Sharon View Road

 

Cindy and Peter Levinson

2827 Rothwood Drive

 

Lucinda and Curt Cook

714 Larkhall Lane   28211

 

Gwynne and Lee Movius

4801 Howland Lane  28226

 

Gary Knight/Keith Biolek-Austin

1300 Queens Road

 

Bradley Ward/Jonathan Studioso

2434 Ainsdale

 

Sharon United Methodist Church

4411 Sharon Road

 

Carmel Presbyterian Church

2048 Carmel Road

 

Myers Park United Methodist Church (parking only)
Queens Road

 

Mad About Modern Home Tour Tickets:

Available online $25 per ticket

Available May 9th at Home Tour Sites for $30 per ticket. 

Main ticket locations are the tents at the Sharon United Methodist Church and the Carmel Presbyterian Church starting at 9:30am.  Tickets are not needed to tour either church sanctuary.  Tickets and a tour brochure will be available May 9th.