Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Survey Committee Agenda – November 2022

The Survey Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 pm. Location: HLC Office at 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte

1.  Chair’s Report: Brian Clarke

2.  Presentation on Hyde Park Estates: John Howard

Hyde Park Estates

3.  Discussion of 2232 Sherwood Avenue, Charlotte  

Real Estate Listing

2232 Sherwood Avenue

4.  Consideration of Placement on the Study List of Prospective Historic Landmarks

A.  Rogers McConnell House, 119 Gilead Rd, Huntersville

More Information on the Property

Rogers McConnell House

B.  Camp Greene Memorial, Corner of Wilkinson Blvd and Monument Street

More Information on the Property

Camp Greene Memorial

C.  James K. Polk Birthplace Marker, 12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville

More Information on the Property

James K. Polk Birthplace Marker

D.  Oehler Rustic Revival House, 4301 Ridge Road, Charlotte

Additional Photographs

Oehler Rustic Revival House

5.  Property Updates

A.  Chantilly Montessori, 701 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte

Chantilly School

B.  801 E. 8th Street, Charlotte

MdM Historical Consultants is under contract to produce a designation report on the house, which was moved within 1st Ward as an attempt to mitigate the negative impacts of Urban Renewal.

801 E 8th Street, Charlotte

6.  Staff Report

A.  Funding of Designation Reports  

I.  Plans to Fund the Conner-Falls House, 122 Mock Road, Davidson

One of the best-preserved historic houses in the African American Mock Hill neighborhood. The Town of Davidson will match the funding for this report.

Conner-Falls House

II.  Tudor-Style Houses

Staff is reaching out to the owners of the Tudor Style Houses at 858 and 838 Concord Road in Davidson, to determine if they would support landmark designation. These houses contribute to the Davidson National Register District, and determine the easternmost boundary of the district. A similar Tudor Style House between them was demolished recently. Preservation of 858 and 838 Concord Road would help preserve the integrity of the historic district. The Town of Davidson would match funding for these properties.

a. 858 Concord Road, Davidson

858 Concord Road, Davidson

b. 838 Concord Road, Davidson

838 Concord Road, Davidson

III.  Rogers McConnell House, 119 Gilead Rd, Huntersville

The house is architecturally significant as a rare pressed-block construction, unique in North Mecklenburg. Prominently located on Gilead Road near the center of the town, the long-term survival of the property is threaten by potential new development in the fast-growing area.

119 Gilead Road, Huntersville

B.  Report on History of Women Architects in Charlotte 

Staff believes that it would be important for us to produce a brief history of women’s involvement in architecture in Charlotte. Tommy Warlick has begun interviewing some sources and we anticipate that a consultant will be contracted to produce the report. 

Here is a brief essay on important women architects in NC from NCModernist: Pioneering Women Architects in North Carolina

C.  Steele Creek Cemetery Preservation Project

The Adventure Club held a preservation event at Steele Creek Cemetery on Saturday, October 29. We received positive coverage on WFAE, Mecklenburg County’s Instagram, and our own Facebook. Thanks to everyone who attended! 

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business