The tale of two Inglesides highlighted in upcoming event featuring historic home tours

Two prized and preserved pieces of the region’s past will be prominently featured in fundraising and public feedback projects the first week of December.

Through a partnership between agencies dedicated to protecting and promoting treasured structures, two identically-named historic houses in Huntersville and Iron Station – 10 miles apart on opposite sides of the river that fed their pre-Civil War plantations – will be the star attractions of A Tour of Two Inglesides on Sunday, Dec. 2.

And two days later at an open house and charrette, the public will have a chance to share ideas concerning the future of the Huntersville estate.

The tour is a collaborative effort between the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) and Preservation North Carolina (PNC), with support from the Olde Huntersville Historic Society and the Lincoln County Historical Association.

The HLC and PNC nonprofits each own an Ingleside – Scottish for “fireside” – and are hosting the event to celebrate the preservation of history, raise money for ongoing programs and increase awareness about the importance of recognizing and restoring reminders of the region’s heritage.

“It’s unique to have two of these magnificent, historic structures so close to each other,” Ted Alexander, director of PNC’s western regional office, said. “And a great opportunity to showcase the structures and efforts to preserve them.”

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(Lake Norman Herald Citizen, 11/14/18)