Nord donates property to BHS&M

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s Cindy Nord has made a second donation of property to the Blythewood Historical Society. After donating what is now known as the Langford-Nord home to the Historical Society on May 17, 2011, it was announced last week that Nord has now purchased and donated a 1.81 acre property to the Society on May 4, bringing the size of the combined properties to about three acres.

The newly donated property is located adjacent and to the north of the Langford-Nord home which is located at 100 McNulty Street in downtown Blythewood. The property has been vacant since the early 2000’s when the home on the property, owned by Bobbie Stevens and her late husband Dan, was sold and moved to Lake Wateree.

While the open property faces Main Street, Historical Society member Jim McLean said preliminary plans are to eventually fence the property off along the street so that it is entered and exited through the Langford-Nord home property into McNulty Street.

Nord, who previously owned the Langford-Nord house, said she was approached by a newly formed group in 2011, to buy the home and property. Nord asked the group to submit a mission statement, a plan of what a Historical Society would contribute to the town, and how it would support itself.

Pleased with their vision, Nord then donated the building to the Historical Society on May 17 of that year.

“That ensured that the history of Blythewood would be preserved for our community for years to come,” said Carolyn Lomas, the current president of the Historical Society & Museum.

A celebration of the gift of the property by Nord will be held later this year during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

For more information about the Blythewood Historical Society and Museum, contact Margaret Kelly at 803-333-8133 or email [email protected].

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