Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

October 20, 2016 – Survey Minutes

October 20, 2016 – Survey Minutes

Charlotte-Mecklenburg

HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION

Survey Committee Minutes

Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.

October 20, 2016

Time:  9:00 – 10:15 a.m

 

 

Present:

 

Mr. Nathan Clark, Vice Chair

Ms. Penny Higdon

Mr. Stefan Pienkny

Mr. Mike Rogers

Dr. Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director

Mr. Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner

Ms. Mary Dominick, HLC Administrative Assistant

Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant

 

Absent:

 

Mr.Louis Asbury IV

Mr. Larken Egleston, Chair

Dr. Richard Mattson

 

 

 

Visitors:

 

Mr. Allen Brooks, Edwards House

Mr. Kris Fetter, Edwards House

Ms. Susan Irvin, Sherrill-Robbins House

Ms. Linda Dalton, Sugar Creek Presbyterian Cemeteries

Mr. Nathan Parker, Star St. Matthews Lodge

 

 

  1. Chair’s Report:  Nathan Clark, Vice Chair

 

Mr. Clark welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the members for their service on the Committee.

 

  1.  Consulting Director’s Report:  Dan Morrill

 

Dr. Morrill reviewed the criteria set forth in North Carolina General Statute 160A-400 for determining the eligibility of a property for designation as a historic landmark.  Dr. Morrill also explained the polictical environment within which the Historic Landmarks Commission must operate.  

 

  1.  Prospective Study List Properties.

 

  1. PIENKNY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ROGERS THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE WILLIAM J. EDWARDS HOUSE, 1928 EAST 9TH STREET, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE PLACED ON THE STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

  1. ROGERS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PIENKNY THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE TORRENCE-HEMBY HOUSE, 821 MALLOW PLACE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE PLACED ON THE STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

  1.  Presentation Of Survey And Research Reports.

 

  1. CLARK PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ROGERS THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE STAR ST. MATTHEWS LODGE NO. 566, 124 MORRIS ROAD, MATTHEWS, N.C., BE RECOMMENDED FOR DESIGNATION AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK BY THE MATTHEWS TOWN BOARD.  SUCH DESIGNATION SHALL INCLUDE THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING AND THE ENTIRE TAX PARCEL.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

  1. CLARK PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ROGERS THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE SHERRILL-ROBBINS HOUSE, 19726 ZION AVENUE, CORNELIUS, N.C., BE RECOMMENDED FOR DESIGNATION AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK BY THE CORNELIUS TOWN BOARD.  SUCH DESIGNATION SHALL INCLUDE THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE AND THE ENTIRE TAX PARCEL.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

  1.  Sugaw Creek Prebyterian Church Cemeteries, 101 West Surgar Creek Road, Charlotte, N.C.

 

 

  1. CLARK PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. ROGERS THAT UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: 1) AN UPDATE OF THE EXISTING RESEARCH REPORT ON THE CEMETERIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT HLC STANDARDS, 2) THE ENUMERATION OF CHANGES WHICH HAVE OCCURRED TO THE CEMETERIES SINCE THE COMPLETION OF THE AFORESAID REPORT, AND 3) THE TAKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF EXISTING CONDITIONS OF THE CEMETERIES, THAT A RECOMMENDATION BE PRESENTED TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION RECOMMENDING THAT THE COMMISSION PROCESS THE SUGAW CREEK CEMETERIES IN CHARLOTTE, N.C. FOR DESIGNATION AS HISTORIC LANDMARKS.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

  1.  Charlotte  Survey Properties For Consideration For Placement On The Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.

 

Staff explained that Dr. Richard Mattson and Ms. Francis Alexander have completed a survey of historic resources in Charlotte, N.C.  Included in the Survey is a list of prospective historic landmarks.  Staff stated that this list would be kept for future reference.

 

  1.  Charlotte Survey Properites Recommended For Placement On The Study List Of  Prospective Historic Landmarks.

 

  1. PIENKNY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MS. HIGDON THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE OAKHURST LOG HOUSE NO. 1, 2107 MANDARIN, CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  AND THE OAKHURST LOG HOUSE NO. 2, 4115 HIDDENBROOK, CHARLOTTE, N.C., BE PLACED ON THE STUDY LIST OF PROSPECTIVE HISTORIC LANDMARKS.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
  2. PIENKNY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. CLARK THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE OWNER OF THE OAKHURST LOG HOUSE NO. 1, 2107 MANDARIN, CHARLOTTE, N.C. AND THE OWNER OF THE OAKHURST LOG HOUSE NO. 2, 4115 HIDDDENBROOK, CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  BE CONTACTED TO DETERMINE THEIR INTERST IN HAVING THEIR PROPERTIES DESIGNATED AS HISTORIC LANDMARKS.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

  1.  Consideration Of  Contacting The Owners  Of Five Belmont Properties To Solicit Their Attitudes About The Prospect Of Historic Landmark Designation.

 

  1. ROGERS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. CLARK THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT THE OWNERS OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES IN THE BELMONT NEIGHBORHOOD, CHARLOTTE, N. C., BE CONTACTED TO DETERMINE THEIR INTEREST IN HAVING THEIR PROPERTIES DESIGNATED AS HISTORIC LANDMARKS:  1) 1720 BARBERSHOP, PEGRAM STREET, 2) FAT BACK QUEEN, 1113 PEGRAM STREET, 3) CITY BARN, 932 SEIGLE AVENUE, 4) FARRAR STORE, 1035 SEIGLE AVENUE, AND 5) WALKER STORE, 1125 BELMONT AVENUE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

 

  1.  Old Business.

 

There was no old business.

 

  1.  New Business.

 

There was no new business.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.