26 Feb Plaza Midwood’s historic Charles E. Barnhardt House is being restored
Below is an exert from an article, written by Kylie Moore at Charlotte Agenda (Feb. 26, 2018):
“…When it was completed in 1938, it was worth an estimated $50,000 – and sat empty until 1944. Barnhardt, during a routine trip to the house while it was under construction, was found dead in a pond on the property. It’s believed that he tripped on fishing net on the top of the dam. Edna never moved into the home, and by 1943, it was listed as vacant. In 1944, it was bought by the Hollingsworth family and sold again to George Cramer, a prominent figure in the textile industry, in 1948.
Cramer’s family stayed in the house until 2015, when, according to records, it was sold for $5 million to a real estate developer.
Grandfather Homes, the same firm behind The Towers at Mattie Rose, The Park in Plaza Midwood and The Heights off Queens Road, is currently in the process of building a 37 single-family home community called Cramer’s Pond on the land.”