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ALAN INGRAM (1929-2012)

Ingram was born in London.  He graduated from the RIBA and emigrated to North Carolina in 1956. Here he met the woman, Phyl, with whom he would spend the next 56 years. Opening an office in Charlotte in 1960, he practiced architecture internationally for nearly fifty years, designing houses and later industrial and retirement facilities.

Alan's love for learning was boundless. He learned numerous foreign languages, wrote poetry, sculpted wonderful sculptures, became an accomplished horseman, a skilled archer, and a pilot. Said Ingram in 2009, "I am not from around these parts.  I am American by act of Congress, and southern by grace of God."


1960 - The David and Lila Mann Residence, 1141 Lynbrook Drive, Charlotte. Sold in 1991 to Mary Kay Benz.  A 1500 sf addition was put on at some point. Sold in 2002 to William and Sue Davis.   Sold in 2005 to Ronald Crider.  Sold in 2006 to Michael and Lauren Carroll.  Sold in 2010 to Kerris and Jack McDowell.  Sold in 2016 to Susan E. B. and Gustaff C. Soestbergen.

1961 - The Norman S. and Paula Musler Residence, 5601 Riviere Drive, Charlotte.  Built by a Mr. Thompson, according by Paula Musler.  Sold in 2003 to Debra Castro and Wesley Moore, still owners as of 2014, who did a renovation.

1961 - 351 Hunter Lane, Charlotte.  Sold in 1975 to Lila Bellar. Sold in 2015 to Ingleside Builders LLC.

1962 - The Lorna Booker House, Black Skimmer Road, Hilton Head Island SC.  Connected to a screened in porch bridge between two buildings. The project architect was Crutcher Ross.  Unsure if built.  Booker died in 1980.  As of 2012, there's no house on the street which looks like this.

1962 - House on Black Skimmer Road, Hilton Head Island SC. A barrel vault house next door to the Booker House.  The project architect was Crutcher RossUnsure if built.  As of 2012, there's no house on the street which looks like this.

1962 - The James Peden House, 932 4th Avenue Drive NW, Hickory NC.  Traditional design.  Built by MG Crouch Lumber Company. Deeded to Ann W. Peden. 

Sources include:  Alan Ingram, Gail Jodon, Sue Work, Paula Musler, Crutcher Ross.