Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Director’s Report — October 8, 2018

1.  Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.  

The Board of County Commissioners did not approve the Option to Purchase the Excelsior Club which the Historic Landmarks Commission had negotiated with the owner.  The Certificate of Appropriateness for the demolition of the Excelsior Club will become effective in June 2019.

2.  Pecan Avenue Duplex, 1437 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

The property is being marketed by Edwin Wilson, Jr.  The option to purchase is in place.  Staff will be assisting with the marketing of the property.  Several agents and prospective buyers have visited the property.

3.  Former Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Johnson C. Smith University is conducting a study of prospective uses of the building.  Decisions regarding the future of the property will not occur until that study is completed.  Staff did meet with University officials to discuss the situation, and dialogue will continue. 

4.  Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Staff has contacted Laurel Street Developers to examine potential uses of the property.  That study is underway.

5.  Ingleside, 7225 Bud Henderson Road, Huntersville, N.C.

Staff has met with the Huntersville Planning Director and the Huntersville Town Manager to discuss the possibility of amending the Huntersville zoning ordinance to provide greater latitude for uses of historic landmarks.  HLC Staff is pursuing a deliberate process to determine the best strategy to assure the long-term preservation of the property.  Preservation North Carolina and the HLC will co-host a PNC fundraising event at Ingleside on December 2nd.  The Projects Committee will have a recommendation about the hiring of a consultant to assist with preparing a design workshop at Ingleside later this year.

6.  Wallace Log House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

City Council will vote this month on the prospective designation of the Wallace House as a historic landmark.  The Projects Committee will present a recommendation regarding conducting an environmental assessment of the refuse pit at the Wallace property.

7.  Charles E. Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.  

The architectural shingle roof is installed.  The Projects Committee will present a recommendation regarding seeking funds to make additional improvements to the property.

8.  Former Fire Station Number Ten, 2136 Remount Road, Charlotte, N.C., and the James C. Dowd House, 2216 Monument Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.


Mecklenburg County has distributed a Request for Qualifications to potential buyers of the two properties.  The HLC will have representatives on the Committee that reviews submissions.

9.  McConnell House, 4009 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.  

McConnell House

Martin Marietta, the owner, is considering whether it will allow the McConnell House to be preserved at its current location.

10.  Morgan School, 510 S. Torrence Street, Charlotte, N.C.   

Staff continues to discuss the future disposition of the property.  

11.  Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, 3712 Monroe Road, Charlotte, N.C.  Dr. Reginald Hawkins House, 1703 Madison Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.  Hennigan Place, 3503 Tilley Morris Road, Charlotte, N.C.   

City Council will vote on the historic landmark designation of these properties this month.


12.  VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C.

The owner of the VanLandingham Estate holds Certificates of Appropriateness that legally will allow him to demolish the VanLandingham Estate in November.  HLC Staff is investigating the status of the property.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dr. Dan L. Morrill