The September 13 meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission will be a virtual meeting. Please note there will be no accommodation for any in-person attendance. If you need special accommodations, please contact the HLC office at 980-314-7660.
1. Consideration of August HLC Minutes
2. Chair’s Report: William Hughes
3. Public Comment Period – Up to 3 Minutes Per Person
4. Financial Report: Jack Thomson
5. Public Hearings for the Following Properties: William Hughes
a. Stough-Cornelius/Potts Barber Shop Building, 21324 and 21328 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius
Designation would include the exterior of the building and the land associated with the tax parcel.
b. Stafford-Holcombe Farm, Plaza Road Extension, Charlotte
Designation would include the interior and exterior of the main house, the interior and exterior of the log slave quarter-tenant house, and the land associated with the tax parcel.
c. Kimberlee Apartments, 1300 Reece Road, Charlotte
Designation would include the common areas within the interior of the building, the exterior of the building, the building’s landscape and hardscape elements and associated auxiliary structures, including without limitation the elevated walkway, and the land associated with the tax parcel.
d. Brooklyn McCrorey Branch YMCA, 416 E. 3rd Street, Charlotte
Designation would include the exterior of the building and the footprint of the building within tax parcel 12506401 but excluding the remainder of the land comprising tax parcel 12506401.
6. Survey Committee Report: Brian Clarke Survey Committee Minutes
The following item is for informational purposes:
The Survey Committee voted unanimously to place the following properties on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks:
“Sinister Wisdom” Origin Site – 3116 Country Club Drive
For much of American history, LGBTQ magazines and journals were censored. In the 1957 Supreme Court case One, Inc. v. Olesen, the judges determined that LGBTQ content was obscene and did not warrant First Amendment protection. So when Sinister Wisdom was founded in Charlotte in 1976, it was a vital platform for Appalachian lesbians to express themselves, read lesbian-friendly content, and participate in a shared reading community of other LGBTQ women. As the journal grew in popularity, it attracted a wide audience. Now, Sinister Wisdom continues to publish their literary journal and is the oldest remaining lesbian journal in the United States. This site is also significant because Sinister Wisdom is one of the few nationally popular LGBTQ journals based in Appalachia.
801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte, is one of the few surviving pre-WWII homes in 1st Ward. This house was once part of a large African American community that has been lost due to Urban Renewal and modern development pressures.
7. Staff Report: Jack Thomson and Stewart Gray
a. Updates on Projects
b. Revisions to the Rules of Procedure
To maintain its CLG status, the HLC must have at least two Commissioners view and email a brief synopsis to three or more training videos by September 30.
e. New Commissioner Appointments
8. Old Business
9. New Business