Architecture Worth Fightin' For!

The NCMH Legal Defense Fund (LDF) provides technical assistance, funding for legal representation, and other support services. From preserving historically significant Modernist houses to standing for due process, the LDF actively advocates for the legacy of Modernist residential architecture. For example, in 2014 the NCMH Legal Defense Fund has raised about $25,000 towards $50,000 in legal fees for the Cherry/Gordon Case.  We need your financial help to future defenses.  The founding Host Committee of the LDF includes:

Larry Wheeler, NCMA Myrick Howard, Preservation North Carolina George Smart, NCMH Mack Paul, Morningstar Law Group
John Reese, Reese PLLC Erik Van Mehlman, BuildSense David Cole, Inclusion Studio James Goodnight, Jr.
Frank Harmon, Frank Harmon Architect Phil Szostak, Szostak Design/Build Betsy and Gene Conti, Oakwood Residents Peter Rumsey and Barbara Wishy, Oakwood Residents
Bernie Reeves, Metro Magazine Marjorie Hodges, NCMA Monica Hunter, Artist Greg Paul, Greg Paul Builders
Tom Barrie, NCSU College of Design John and Trish Healy, Oakwood Residents Erin Sterling Lewis, in situ studio, Oakwood Resident Michael Stevenson, KlingStubbins
Sheila and George Duncan Robby Johnston, Raleigh Architecture Company Scott Cutler, Clancy and Theys Ellen Cassilly, Ellen Cassilly Architect
Adam Carrington, Carrington Electric Steven Burke and Randy Campbell Richard Kaydos-Daniels, Kaydos-Daniels Engineering Bruce and Miriam Sauls
Ashley Christensen, Ashley Christensen Restaurants


Pursuing legal channels is a critical but expensive investment in preserving the architecture you love. It's an investment in truly protecting Modernist design, documentation, and heritage. 

If giving by check, please mail to NCMH, 5409 Pelham Road, Durham NC 27713 and mark LDF on the memo. Contributions to the LDF are generally tax-deductible - please consult your tax professional.