October 5, 2021
Yesterday, the Cornelius Board of Commissioners’ meeting celebrated the influential Potts Family and the ca. 1923 Stough-Cornelius/Potts Barber Shop Building, located at 21324 & 21328 Catawba Ave, as the town board considered and unanimously approved the landmark designation of the historic property. Many speakers, including Mayor Woody Washam, recounted stories of the establishment and its founder, Wilson Potts. Mickey Potts, Wilson’s son and now the owner of Potts Barber Shop, attended with much of his family. Special thanks to the Town of Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee and Ms. Abigail Jennings for their support of the designation process.