is seeking suggestions about how to use the GM New Look Bus that
ran in Charlotte from 1972 until 1992. Send your
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See A Video On The Bus
Many people believe that historic
preservation is just about saving buildings. It is much
more than that. It is about identifying and protecting
elements of our material culture that educate us about our past.
The GM New Look Bus was the principal component of Charlotte's
transportation history during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.
They were the first Charlotte buses to be air conditioned.
Their modernist design is an evocative reminder of the youthful
optimism about creating a better world that swept the country as
"baby boomers" came of age.
Here To See Delburg Mill Operative House
The Historic Landmarks Commission is
considering purchasing and restoring this mill worker's house at
303 Delburg St. in Davidson, N.C. Some do not realize that
Davidson once had cotton mills. Delburg St. is undergoing
a transformation, as more and more of the mill houses are
destroyed to create vacant lots for new homes. The
Commission believes that a full understanding of Davidson's
history depends upon saving a remnant of the mill village.
The Historic Landmarks Commission has
succeeded in marketing the Richard Wearn House to buyers who
will restore the house of a Cornishman who came to Charlotte in
the 1830s to participate in the Carolina Gold Rush. The
Commission is preparing a video that will explain this major
preservation victory for West Mecklenburg. The
introduction of the video is complete and explains the history
of the house.
Here For Introduction To Video