Endangered African American Historic Sites

African Amerian Most Endangered Historic Places for 2019

Listed in the Green Book, The Excelsior Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a leading private African American social club in the Southeast, hosting artists like Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong during its heyday. The Art Moderne building needs significant investment. The property is currently listed for sale for $1.5 million, but even if a buyer is found, a reuse plan and significant investments are necessary to ensure a strong future.

The Excelsior Club

Listed in the Green Book, The Excelsior Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a leading private African American social club in the Southeast, hosting artists like Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong during its heyday. The Art Moderne building needs significant investment. The property is currently listed for sale for $1.5 million, but even if a buyer is found, a reuse plan and significant investments are necessary to ensure a strong future.

 

 

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Demolition of the Excelsior Club in Charlotte. Does it hurt the black side of town?

The Excelsior Club Historical Overview

 

 

 

 

 

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