Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Director’s Report — March 11, 2019

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

Tyson and Regina Bates, prospective buyers of the property, have presented an offer to acquire the property for use as a private school.  The Projects Committee will make a presentation on this issue later in the meeting.  

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

The Projects Committee will make a presentation later in the meeting on a prospective Offer To Purchase and Contract negotiated with prospective buyers of Ingleside.

Peter Wasmer, HLC Projects Manager, continues to oversee repairs to Ingleside.  

3.  Patterson Grocery Store, 2515 Booker Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.  

Patterson Grocery Store

The HLC has placed the Patterson Grocery Store on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks.  Staff continues to work to arrange a meeting with the owner to inspect the building and to determine the owner’s attitude about the prospect of the building being processed for designation as a historic landmark.

4.  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 continues to discuss strategies for the preservation of the properties.  

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

McConnell House

Martin Marietta has stated that the McConnell House must be moved.  The Projects Committee has appointed William Hughes and Edwin Wilson to an ad-hoc committee to work with Staff to determine the cost of moving the house.  Staff believes that assertive action should be taken if the house is to be saved.

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

The prospective buyer of the VanLandingham Estate continues to perform due diligence.

7.  Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 412 Campus Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Johnson C. Smith University continues to consider preservation strategies.  The City Housing Board has granted a delay of its decision regarding demolition of the building.  The HLC Director will attend the March 12th meeting of the Housing Board to be available to state the proposal the HLC has approved for making the repairs necessary to bring the building into compliance with the building code.  Discussions have also occurred with Preservation North Carolina about preservation strategies.

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

Excelsior Club

Negotiations continue to consider preservation strategies for the property.  The effective date of the Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition is June 12, 2019.

9.  Wallace House, 9425 Robinson Church Road, Charlotte, N.C.

The Due Diligence period for the HLC’s prospective purchase of the property has been extended until May 1, 2019.  Consideration of means to environmentally clean the refuse pit on the property continue.  Peter Wasmer, Project Manager, is overseeing the solicitation of bids.

10.   Edgewood Farm, 11124 Eastfield Road, Charlotte, N.C.

HLC Staff is working with the owner to determine possible preservation strategies for the property, which is currently for sale.

11.  Victor Shaw House, 2400 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

The owner is actively marketing the property for sale.  The Projects Committee is considering preservation strategies for the property.

12.  Standard Oil Company Service Station, 1010 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

The owner is actively marketing the property for sale.  The owner has approached the HLC about purchasing the property before it is exposed to the open market.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dr. Dan L. Morrill