CHARLES WEARN CONNELLY, AIA (1906-1967)
Connelly graduated from NCSU with a BS in Architectural Engineering in 1929. He was a detailer for Southern Engineering Company from 1930-31 and worked for Newport News Shipbuilding from 1931-1932. Starting in 1934, he opened his own design firm in Charlotte.Later he partnered with others to form Connelly Winecoff Tooly, later Winecoff Tooly, later just Winecoff. Connelly was a drummer and played regularly with the opera and the Charlotte Symphony. He also was an avid golfer.
Other projects included the Gastonia Country Club, Sardis Presbyterian Church, South Mecklenberg High School, and the Charlotte Observer Transportation Company, the Quail Hollow Country Club, the Myers Park Country Club, the Carmel Country Club, Park Road Baptist Church, Cotswold Shopping Center (destroyed to build a Publix), and was a consultant to design most of the Foxcroft development, according to his daughter-in-law Connie Roper.
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1937 - The Lucian H. Harris, Jr. House, 2924 St. Andrews Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1952 to James Edward and Elisabeth Robins Dowd. Sold in 1975 to James J. and Eugenia White.
1937 - The Roy G. and Matilda Mae Henderson House, 1301 Providence Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1944 to Carl I. and Grae Gair Draper. Sold later in 1950 to Meredith M. and Addison G. Brenizer, Jr. Sold in 1964 to R. Boyd and Lorraine B. Porter. Sold in 1967 to Helen B. and O. D. Baxter, Jr. Sold in 1969 to Celeste M. Clinkscales and Margaret Clinkscales Lofton. Sold in 1975 to Bonn A. Gilbert, Jr. Sold in 1978 to Mary Jane Love Nye. Sold in 1979 to Jane F. and William M. Glasgow, Jr. Sold in 1983 to Mary Lee and John G. Mebane, Jr. Sold in 2002 to Alfred T. and Joyce K. Marshall. Sold in 2003 to Kathryn W. and George E. Martin, III. Sold in 2013 to Kevin B. and Amber L. Jenkins. For sale in 2019.
1940 - The Richard T. Hammett House, 1333 Woodland Drive, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1947 to Gertrude K. and Arthur H. Noble, Jr. Sold in 1955 to Margaret P. and William L. Anderson, Jr. Sold in 1963 to Peter S. and Erna S. Lemckert. Sold in 1965 to Hershel H. and Retha M. Darnell. Sold in 1969 to Odessa W. Allen and John T. O’Reilly. Sold later in 1969 to Harry B. and Peggy B. Williams. Sold in 1990 to Rickey D. and Nancy P. Boley. Sold in 2008 to Dhiaa and Hope Jamil.
1940 - The Clarence W. and Camille E. Petrie House, 1843 Queens Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1947 to Worth and Harriett D. Stewart. Sold in 1964 to William T. and Elizabeth Efird Raby. Sold in 1981 to Arthur and Dianne R. Pue. Sold in 2013 to Frederic E. and Cortney B. Nauck.
1946 - The M. R. and Edna Stokely Rea House, 2327 Forest Drive, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1961 to Donald G. and Frances V. Bryant. Sold in 2000 to Legacy Properties, LLC. Sold later in 2000 to Hayden D. and Frances G. Brown. Addition and renovation completed in 2002. Sold in 2014 to Eric Morinello and Erin Illman.
1948 - The Herbert A. and Phyllis S. Girard House, 1025 Woodland Drive, Gastonia NC. Sold in 1978 to Margaret H. Yeomans. Sold later in 1978 to Susan Y. White. Sold in 1981 to W. Garland and Ellen W. Atkins. Sold in 1990 to Ranjit and Indra F. Weerakoon.
1950 - The J. J. Pierce Residence, aka Forest Products Corporation Radiant Home, 1015 Jefferson Drive, Charlotte.Pierce, retired from owning a successful printing firm, bought the house in 1948 from Forest Products Corporation which built it as a demonstration house. After his wife died in 1956, the wheelchair-bound Pierce "resurrected himself, threw away the wheelchair and in his 80s took dancing lessons and was quite popular with the widows." Sold to Fenton Erwin in 1971. Sold in 1974 to James and Jacqueline Maybeck who added a two-bedroom, one-bath wing to the rear in 1975, built by Parke Construction Company. Sold in 2005 to Madison and Lili Corbus Geer who remodeled the kitchen, the utility area, and created a new family room from the porch. Photos by George Smart.
1951 - The Edwin Pate House, 1305 West Church Street, Laurinburg NC. Sold in 1988 to Thomas Wright Morgan.
1952 - The Frederic (Fred) L. Marietta M. Smyre Jr. House, 1101 Robinwood Road, Gastonia NC. Commissioned 1950. Radiant floors. Transferred in 1993 to Robinwood LTD. Deeded in 1999 to his son Frederick (Rick) Smyre III. Sold in 2005 to Pricscilla A. and Frederic L. Smyre III. Although the house was definitely designed by Connelly, Rick Smyre remembers many conversations between his parents and A. G. Odell. It is possible that Odell referred this project out to Connelly. For sale in 2015.
1953 - The George and Eleanor Sinnicks House, 3524 Seward Place, Charlotte. Sold in 2011 to Douglas and Kaitlin Rose.
1953 - The William V. and Sara B. Williamson, Jr. House, 2178 Sharon Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1976 to Robert G. and Frances G. Sanders. Sold in 1993 to Mary Parker Crosland. Sold in 2003 to Michael S. and Dorothy W. Connor. Remodeled with addition in 2014.
1953 - The Charlie and O'Lema Mabry Renovation, 601 North Hylan, Hamlet NC. Original house built in 1938. Sold to the Mabry's in 1943. Renovation built by Blythe and Greenhour Construction of Charlotte.
1954 - The John T. Bayne Residence, 3763 Wendwood, Charlotte. Destroyed around 2006.
1954 - The J. Francis and Rufine W. White House, 3429 Sharon Road, Charlotte NC. Commissioned 1953. Sold in 1964 to Gilder Stansbury Horne. Sold in 1978 to Freddie W. and Martha P. White. Sold in 1984 to W. T. and LaVerne C. Harris. Sold in 1991 to Lisa R. and J. Martin Carstarphen, IV. Sold in 2011 to Timothy Chapman and Mollye Smith Bell. Sold in 2017 to Marion D. and Laura W. Doerre.
1955 - The John F. Ladley House, 3786 Wendwood Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1999 to Wendover View, LLC. Destroyed.
1956 - The Edward H. and Nancy K. Grayson House, 2312 Cloister Drive, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1968 to Werner and Margot A. Moritz. Sold in 1971 to Robert J. and Betty S. Zucker. Sold in 1974 to William P. and Birute V. McClain. Sold in 2015 to Kyle William and Dana Lynne Freeman.
1958 - The Elliott H. and Mary Lyon Newcombe House, 2929 Belvedere Avenue, Charlotte NC. Deeded in 1970 to Shirley Flowe and Elliott H. Newcombe, Jr. Sold in 1990 to Donald G. Duncan and Clyde H. Green. Sold in 2017 to Zoe G. and Spencer G. Hanes, Jr. Sold in 2019 to Charles Munn and Evelyn Parr.
1958 - The Richard C. and Helen M. Schofield House, 315 Cooper Drive, Charlotte NC. Developed by the John Crosland Company. Sold in 1960 to Jane Osborne and William Flewellen Johnston, Jr. Sold in 1983 to Helen W. and Martha Helen Ayers. Sold in 1991 to Betty R. McBrayer. Deeded in 2006 to Ronald Wayne McBrayer. For sale in 2019.
1958 - The Warley L. and Helen H. Parrot House, 3531 Sharon Road, Charlotte NC. Commissioned in 1956. Sold in 1961 to John Hanes Lassiter. Sold in 1969 to E. Pat and Hope P. Hall. Sold in 1980 to Leon and Sandra P. Levine.
1959 - The John O. and Margaret H. Lafferty House, 1940 Overhill Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1968 to Rose and Bailey Patrick, Jr. Sold in 1985 to John Roger and Dianne Ward English.
1963 - The John Stuart Gaul, Jr. House, 5325 Hardison Road, Charlotte NC. Deeded to heirs. Sold in 2013 to Bruce E. and Carol N. Nadeau.
1963 - The Benjamin Sandford (Sam) and Isbel D. Roper House, aka Mountain House, 5301 Hardison Road, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1986 to Stephen E. and Edith S. Benson.
1966 - The Erwin Lavender and Lila T. Laxton House, 4015 Pomfret Lane, Charlotte NC. Sold in 1995 to Bradley D. and Lynne C. Murchison.
Year unknown - An all-electric house for Westinghouse or GE, Charlotte NC. Do you know where it is?
Year unknown - Many houses on Sharon Lane, Charlotte NC. Do you know where it is?