Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Director’s Report — May 13, 2019

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

The prospective buyers of Ingleside continue to perform due diligence.  Staff is confident that the property will sell.  This is a major accomplishment for the Historic Landmarks Commission.  

2.  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.

3.  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.  Sandy Carnegie has been reviewing the Memorandum of Agreement.

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

The VanLandingham Estate has been sold.  Staff has met with the owner to review conceptually the plan for the development of the property.  The plan will be submitted to the HLC for review by the Design Review Committee.

5.  Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7401 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte International Airport is scheduled to close on the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church.  The present sanctuary was built in 1889.  Steele Creek Presbyterian Church is among the oldest Christian churches in Mecklenburg County.  I urge the Commission to undertake an assessment of how it can assure the preservation of the property.

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

Earnest money has been deposited, and due diligence is underway.

7.  Louise Cotton Mill House, 1104 Pamlico Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Earnest money has been deposited, and due diligence is underway.

8.  Barnhardt House, 3217 Maymont Place, Charlotte, N.C.

Charles E. Barnhardt House

Email from Eric Gamble

Eric Gamble has provided an update on showings for the Barnhardt House.

Items to be Discussed Later in the Agenda

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

Tyson and Regina Bates have not submitted a purchase agreement.   

2.  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 so that the owner can perform environmental tests of the property.

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

McConnell House

Preserve Mecklenburg has submitted an offer for a lot to which the McConnell House could be moved.  The owner has not responded to the offer.

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

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Staff has met with officials of Johnson C. Smith University.  JCSU will be submitting a proposal for HLC assistance in stabilizing the building.  JCSU wishes to retain ownership of the property. 

5.  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.

6.   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.

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

Preserve Mecklenburg has approved the submission of an Offer to Purchase the property.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dr. Dan L. Morrill