Poland Map To Charlotte
326 W. 8th St.
The Overcarsh House is the oldest frame structure in Uptown, with construction predating the Civil War. The exact date of construction is not known, though historical records date the home back to 1880. Elias Overcarsh, a Charlottean who had a significant influence on the religious development of the city, built the house. He was a minister at eight churches, including Hickory Grove Baptist Church and Calvary Church, which continue to play major roles in local religious life. The Queen Anne-style home has fish-scale shingles, large sunbursts in the gables, carved doorways, etched windows, and an ornate carving around the front door. It’s one of the few remaining structures in Mecklenburg County that retains its original tower, mantles, and brass decorative hardware. Though it’s less ornate than other Queen Anne-style homes, its simple interpretation of the style makes it unique in Charlotte. After short stints as apartments and a wedding reception site, the home has been restored and is once again used as a private residence.
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