Please join Historic Charlotte as we celebrate National Historic Preservation Month on May 9, 2015, 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
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
Sharon United Methodist Church
4411 Sharon Road
Carmel Presbyterian Church
2048 Carmel Road
Myers Park United Methodist Church (parking only)
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.