NCMH’s ModShop Tour is May 9th
North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), the award winning non-profit dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design, will be going on its semi-annual ModShop Tour on Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This popular bus tour includes shopping at IKEA as well as visiting several Modernist houses and a church as part of Historic Charlotte’s Mad About Modern Tour.
Aboard a spacious, wi-fi-equipped bus, tour participants will be taken to five houses and one Modernist church:
- The 1964 Hugh C. Mitchum Residence, designed by the late Charlotte engineer Aubrey Arant (pictured above)
- 4642 Sharon View(architect unknown)
- 2434 Ainsdale(architect unknown)
- The Levinson House, 2827 Rothwood Drive, designed by Charlotte architect Stan Russell
- The McFarland House, 714 Larkhall Lane (architect unknown)
- The1957 Sharon United Methodist Church, which will be demolished within the next 12 months (architect unknown).
Mid Center Salvage, a Charlotte company that restores Mid-Century and Danish Modern Furniture from the 1950s to the 1970s, is sponsoring the tour. The bus will stop there mid-day for a tour and a catered lunch.
Tickets are $119 per person and $99 for current members of NCMH’s Mod Squad. The price includes transportation, all admissions, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. For more details and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.ncmodernist.org/modshop.htm. Seating is limited so those interested should secure tickets very soon.
Charlotte residents may purchase tickets to the Mad About Modern Tour atwww.historiccharlotte.org.
North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) is an award-winning, 501C3 nonprofit organizations established in 2007 and dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design. The website is now the largest open digital archive for Modernist residential design in America. NCMH also hosts popular architecture events every month and frequent home tours, giving the public access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours and events raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations.