Historic Flat Rock, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit organization in 1968, and is preparing for a fiftieth year anniversary in 2018. Today we can look back and see the footprint this small nonprofit volunteer organization has made within the Village of Flat Rock. Quietly, yet of significance, Historic Flat Rock, Inc. has saved no less than ten properties, and has historic preservation easements on over twenty. As an example—Mountain Lodge–built in 1827 by Susan and Charles Baring was purchased by HFR, Inc. in 2015, resold, and, as a private residence, is being brought back to life. In addition, many homeowners have purchased and restored homes that are listed in the “National Register of Historic Places.”
By the way, the register for our area was updated and funded by HFR, Inc. This process took twenty years, and was a true labor of dedication and commitment. Historic Flat Rock, Inc. is proud to protect and preserve landmarks of historical, architectural, recreational or cultural value through fund raising, donations, and hard work through 100% volunteer effort.
“Today we can look back and see the footprint this small nonprofit volunteer organization has made within the Village of Flat Rock. “
A critical aspect of the mission of the organization is to collect materials of historic, literary or artistic value and to provide for the preservation of such materials. This leads to having the ability to operate a cultural center. As an organization we are moving forward in fulfilling our mission to operate a Cultural Center/Museum so that historic information can be viewed and studied by the public. HFR is honored to have been able to open the doors of the 170 year old “ Old Flat Rock Post Office “ building to the public. We opened for a special event Dec. 04, 2016, are open by appointment. We are currently open on Saturday’s from noon to 4:00 through the summer! We look forward to being able to have meetings in the space with lectures, book groups, and discussions open to the public. For more information contact Historic Flat Rock, Inc.