Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Delburg Cotton Mill House

Delburg Cotton Mill House

Survey and Research Report on the Delburg Cotton Mill House

1. Name and location of the property:
The Delburg Cotton Mill House
303 Delburg Street
Davidson, North Carolina

2. Name and address of the present owner of the property:
Prosser D. Carnegie
PO Box 363
Davidson, NC 28036

3. Representative photographs of the property:
This report contains representative photographs of the property.

4. Map depicting the location of the property:

Please note: this map depicts numerous mill houses along Delburg Street that have since been demolished.

5. Current deed book reference to the property:
The most recent deed to this property is recorded in Mecklenburg County Deed Book 05247 on page 680.
The tax parcel number of the property is 00326203.

6. A brief historical sketch of the property:
This report contains a brief historical sketch of the property.

7. A brief architectural description of the property:
This report contains a brief architectural description of the property.

8. Documentation of why and in what ways the property meets the criteria for designation set
forth-in N.C.G.S. 160A-399.4:
Special significance in terms of its history, architecture, and/or cultural importance: The
Commission judges that the property known as the Delburg Cotton Mill House possesses special
significance in terms of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The Commission bases its judgment on the
following considerations:

1) The Delburg Cotton Mill House at 303 Delburg Street is an important artifact of
Davidson‟s industrial history, and of the once largely working-class west side of
Davidson.

2) The Delburg Cotton Mill House is also important in understanding the history of the
well-preserved Delburg Cotton Mill, and its quickly disappearing mill village.

3) The Delburg Mill House is an artifact of the significant social divide that once existed
between the mill workers and the other white residents of Davidson.

9. Ad Valorem tax appraisal:
The current assessed value of the property is $93,800.

10. Portion of property recommended for designation:
The interior and exterior of the house and
the approximately .10 acres of land associated with the tax parcel.

11. Date of Preparation of this Report:
December 5, 2014

Prepared by:
Stewart Gray, Preservation Planner, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission