A few weeks ago, I presented my methodology and results of the Charlotte Modernist survey in the Kodachrome Commerce: American Commercial Architecture 1945-1980 digital symposium, which was held by the College of Environment + Design of the University of Georgia. The prerecorded presentation was followed by a live Q&A. I have to say, I was thrilled to have a captive audience, because if you know me, you know I LOVE to talk about historic preservation research!

A little behind-the-scenes look at my set up for the Q&A following the presentation. Behind me was the stone fireplace in the den of my 1956 ranch house. I thought it was an appropriate backdrop considering the subject matter!

With presenters from around the country, the symposium covered a wide range of topics concerning commercial modernist architecture–typologies, materials, landscape, and much more. I highly suggest you take a look at the many presentations available through the UGA CED Youtube channel. They are all around 15 minutes each and incredibly informative!

To view my own presentation, click here. In it, I reference the Powerpoint presentation I gave to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission survey committee with my findings and recommendations, which you can view by clicking the image below.

Fifteen properties have been added to the local study list, and emergent non-profit Preserve Mecklenburg is using the survey findings to target endangered properties here in Charlotte for protection through preservation easements.