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The MPHA Newsletter, The Oak Leaf, has been published and is available here: Oakleaf_Fall_2017_FNL This issue includes the following articles: MPHA Board, Officers and Board Nominees The MPHA President's Message "What Is the MPHA?" "The Art of Collaboration" - OPUS...read more
Above was the headline for the article that Bruce Henderson wrote for the Charlotte Observer on Sunday January 25th. This all happened because the MPHA Board promoted a program for teaching homeowners about the subtle things to look for in evaluating their own trees....read more
14th Annual Preservation Award Preservation Awards on October 15, 2014, at the Charlotte Museum of History. Blast for the Past is Historic Charlotte’s biggest event of the year, celebrating restoration and renovation projects in the greater Charlotte region that...read more
Billed by Earl Sumner Draper, Myers Park’s nationally famous garden landscaping guru as “A Garden for the Country Home of the South” this stucco “linear” house was started in 1917 and !nished after World War I in 1921. Close control and attention to details by McAden plus a scarcity of materials during the war no doubt extended the building cycle of the home at 920 Granville Road.read more
Rosedale’s story is one of challenges, overcoming obstacles and evolving from “survive” to “thrive” in a city that has lost most of its historically significant homes.
It was built on 911 acres in 1815 by Archibald Frew and was called Frew’s Folly because it was so pretentious in a town of mostly log cabins. For over 170 years it was lovingly cared for by members of the same family—Frews, Davidsons, and Caldwells.read more
Wing Haven is a 1927, two story, three-bay house with white wood clapboard siding in the Colonial Revival Style. This style of house was particularly popular in the 1920’s after World War I . In 1970, the Clarksons donated their garden to the Wing Haven Foundation, Inc. (The Foundation), which was formed to preserve the gardens as a bird sanctuary and to provide education and inspiration to what now includes more than 11,000 annual visitors from Charlotte and beyond. The house was donated to the Foundation after the Clarksons’ deaths in the early 1990’s. Wing Haven has evolved from one couple’s passion and vision into a unique local house and gardens with outdoor classroom for groups of Charlotte school children, bird watchers, gardeners and horticulturists. By 1985, over 150 different species of birds had been identified at Wing Haven.read more